Yasmin Hai

Yasmin Hai is an author, broadcaster and television producer.

She is currently writing / developing a two-part television drama with Mammoth Screen for BBC Drama.

She started her career as a television presenter for ITV’s music magazine

programmes, Bhangra Beat and Rhythm & Raag. She then moved into factual

programme making, working first on the BBC’s Newsnight programme before

moving into documentary making. She has produced many notable films for

Channel 4 such as the RTS nominated ‘Israel at 50,’ a critique of Zionist ideals

fifty years on; The Hunger Business, a two part investigation into the abuse of aid

by humanitarian agencies and the critically acclaimed The True Face of War,

presented by Jon Snow.

 

 

Her writing work includes columns and articles for The Guardian and Sunday

Times, an animation series, called Vemblee, set in a fictional British Muslim

community, for Channel 4, a screen writing development award sponsored by

DNA Films, and her memoir, The Making of Mr Hai’s Daughter, published in 2008

by Virago.

 

 

The memoir was an account of growing up in Muslim/ multicultural Britain. The

book was serialised in the Daily Mail as well as broadcast on the BBC as part of

Radio 4’s Book of the Week strand. It won strong praise from critics. The

Spectator described it as, ‘an unbelievably funny, passionate autobiography,’ while

the Times said the book was, ‘Ebullient and sharply humorous… Hai’s personality

is as engaging as her insights are illuminating.” The Guardian described it as, ‘A

thoughtful and funny memoir on the realities of immigration.”

 

 

Yasmin’s broadcast work for BBC’s Radio 4 includes a talk about British

radicalism and a feature documentary on British Muslims relationship with the

written word, post Rushdie.

Yasmin Hai
is represented by:
Katie Langridge katie@knighthallagency.com
+44 20 3397 2901