Authors: Avni Doshi, Derek Owusu
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Cutting-edge literary fiction has been set alight this year with some extraordinary debut novels published by exciting young authors. Join two trailblazers whose uncompromising work has entranced readers, reviewers and prize judges. Delve into their roads to publication, the influences that shaped their books, and their exploration of childhood memory in creating powerful, ground-breaking fiction.
Avni Doshi is a Dubai-based Indian American author whose debut novel Burnt Sugar was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia. Derek Owusu is a British author of Ghanaian descent whose debut novel That Reminds Me (the first novel published by Stormzy’s #Merky Books) won the Desmond Elliot Prize. He is writer and co-host of the podcast Mostly Lit and a mentor at the award-winning charity Urban synergy.
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