Jump to content

Anisul Hoque

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anisul Hoque
Hoque in 2015
Hoque in 2015
Native name
আনিসুল হক
Born (1965-03-04) 4 March 1965 (age 59)
Nilphamari District, Bangladesh
OccupationJournalist, writer, editor
EducationB.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Alma materBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Notable worksMaa (Mother)
Notable awardsfull list

Anisul Hoque (born 4 March 1965) is a Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist. He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2011.[1] His most popular work is his non-fiction novel Maa (mother). He is also the editor of Kishore Alo. 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.[2] Currently, Hoque is working as an associate editor of a Bengali-language daily Prothom Alo and the editor of monthly youth magazine Kishor Alo.[3]

Personal life


Hoque is married to Marina Yasmin. They have a daughter, Padya Paramita.[4]

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)[5]
  • Abar Tora Kipte Ho [6]
  • 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

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



  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (2011) [1]
  • 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


  1. ^ a b "Bangla Academy prizes announced". bdnews24.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  2. ^ "Anisul HOQUE". iwp.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  3. ^ "Ki Anando kicks off". The Daily Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ 'Ma' by Anisul Hoque banglabookspdf.blogspot.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021
  5. ^ Anisul Hoque (2003). Maa. সময় প্রকাশন. ISBN 984-458-422-1.
  6. ^ Anisul Hoque (2004). Abar Tora Kipte Ho. ISBN 984-458-455-8.
  7. ^ "Bachelor's Progress: An encounter with director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and writer Anisul Hoque". Star Weekend. The Daily Star. January 9, 2004. Archived from the original on September 27, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2016.