Good Grief Event

Nikesh Shukla (c) Jon Aitken

Nikesh Shukla

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Nikesh Shukla is an award-winning novelist, commentator and screenwriter taking part in our live event, Grief at the Kitchen Table. His novella, The Time Machine, has food and grief at its heart. It documents Ashok’s attempts to cook like his mum in the wake of her death. Nikesh will also talk about his new book, Brown Baby.

‘A wise and wonderful book. Written for his daughters and inspired by his mother whom they never got to meet, this love letter to his brown babies encompasses fatherhood, feminism, racial politics, growing up and being a grown up, with tenderness, depth and humour’ (Meera Syal).

Nikesh is also the author of Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace, and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny. He is a contributing editor to the Observer Magazine and was previously their columnist. He is the editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant, which won the reader’s choice award at the Books Are My Bag Awards.

He co-edited The Good Immigrant USA with Chimene Suleyman and is the author of two Young Adult novels, Run, Riot and The Boxer. Nikesh was one of Time Magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller‘s 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017.

Nikesh co-founded the literary journal, The Good Journal, and The Good Literary Agency. Nikesh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Folio Academy.

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