Adult event

Avni Doshi: Burnt Sugar

Event No. 405, 29-01-2021 17:30 - 18:30,
Amphitheatre, Jameel Arts Centre

Language: English

Authors: Avni Doshi

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‘I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.’

Avni Doshi’s Booker-shortlisted debut novel Burnt Sugar attracted widespread critical acclaim for its ‘feverish prose’ and visceral portrayal of a toxic mother-daughter relationship.

In this literary conversation, Avni discusses her journey to publication, which saw early success in winning the Tibor Jones South Asia prize but also a lengthy redrafting process, during which Avni travelled between India, the United States and the UAE, followed by competition among publishers to get the rights to the finished novel.

Don’t miss this chance to catch one of the UAE’s own rising literary stars speaking about the writing craft and what she has planned for the future!