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MLF presents Guy Gunaratne, Nikesh Shukla & Sharlene Teo

Tuesday 16th October 19:00 at Manchester - Deansgate

The impact of formative experiences, told through a range of cross-generational voices, unites the new novel from Nikesh Shukla (editor of The Good Immigrant) with the exciting debuts from Sharlene Teo and Guy Gunaratne. In Nikesh’s The One Who Wrote Destiny, Mukesh arrives in Dewsbury in 1966, stands up to a racist mob, and falls in love. The story then follows the twins who result from Mukesh’s subsequent marriage. Sharlene’s Ponti looks at the relationship between a mother, her daughter, and a friend, connecting past and present through the legacy of the mother’s short-lived film career. Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Guy’s debut, In Our Mad and Furious City, focuses on the residents of a London estate in the aftermath of a soldier’s murder in the street. See these dynamic writers read and discuss their work with host Anita Sethi.

Tickets £7/£5

Book on 0843 208 0500, or:

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/guy-gunaratne-nikesh-shukla-sharlene-teo-38452

Manchester - Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
Tuesday 16th October 19:00

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