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Anisul Hoque
Hoque in 2015
Hoque in 2015
Native name
আনিসুল হক
Born (1965-03-04) 4 March 1965 (age 58)
Nilphamari District, Bangladesh
Occupation Journalist, writer, editor
Language Bengali
Nationality Bangladeshi
Education B.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Alma mater BUET
Notable works Maa (Mother)
Notable awards full list

Anisul Hoque (born 4 March 1965) is a Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist. He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2011. His most popular work is his non-fiction novel Maa (mother). He is also the editor of Kishore Alo magazine. In addition, he is one of the two writers of the film Television (2012 film).

Early life and education

Hoque was born in Nilphamari in 1965 to Mofazzal Hoque and Mst Anwara Begum. He was the student of Rangpur PTI primary school. He passed SSC exam from Rangpur Zilla School in 1981 and HSC exam from Rangpur Carmichael College in 1983. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), trained as a civil engineer.


Hoque's inspiration in journalism and writing started during his student life. After his graduation, he joined to serve as a government employee but resigned only after 15 days. Instead, he started working as a journalist. He attended the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2010. Currently, Hoque is working as an associate editor of a Bengali-language daily Prothom Alo and the editor of monthly youth magazine Kishor Alo.

Personal life

Hoque is married to Marina Yasmin. They have a daughter, Padya Paramita.

Literary works


  • Khola Chithi Sundarer Kachhe
  • Ami Achhi Amar Anale
  • Jalrang Padya
  • Asale Ayur Cheye Baro Shaadh Tar Akash Dekhar
  • Tomake Bhabna Kori
  • Tomake Na Paoar Kabita (2013) by Prothoma


  • Ondhokarer Eksho Bochhor (1995)
  • Kheya (The Ferryboat) (1996)
  • Fand (Trap) (1997)
  • Bristibondhu (The Rain Friend) (1997)
  • Amar Ekta Dukhkho Achhe (I have a Sorrow) (1999)
  • Se (The Person) (2002)
  • Maa (Mother) (2003)
  • Abar Tora Kipte Ho
  • Dushwapner Jatri (2006) ISBN: 984-458-532-5
  • Khuda o Bhalobashar Galpo
  • Nandini (2006) ISBN: 984-437-341-7
  • Alo Andhokare Jai (2007)
  • Dhukhpari Shukhpari (Fairy of Sadness Fairy of Happiness)
  • Trap (translated from Bengali to English by Inam Ahmed, published by Indian Age, ISBN: 819-069-563-0)
  • Ayeshamangal (translated into English as The Ballad of Ayesha)

Television drama

Anisul Hoque at Borno Mela giving autograph
Hoque at "Borno Mela" at Sultana Kamal Mohila Krira Complex, Dhanmondi (2013)
  • Ekannoborti
  • Choruibhati
  • Naal Piran (Red Shirt)
  • Korimon Bewa
  • Ghure Daranor Swapno
  • 69
  • No Man's Land
  • Nikhoj Shongbad
  • Radio Chocolate 69.0 FM

Film script writer

  • Bachelor, 2004
  • Made in Bangladesh (directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki)
  • Third Person Singular Number
  • Swapnodanay (On the Wings of Dreams) (2007)
  • Television (film) (2013) with director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki


  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (2011)
  • CitiBank Ananda Alo Award for Best Novel (2009)
  • Khalekdad Chowdhury Literature Award 1415
  • Television, a film script jointly written by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and Anisul Hoque, has received Asian Cinema Fund (script development), provided by South Korea's Pusan Film Festival
  • Euro Shishu Shahitya Award (2006)
  • BACHSAS Award for Best Screenplay
  • TENASINAS Award for Best Screenplay
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