Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Acts of Care

Gautam Malkani & Michael Donkor

According to Carers Trust, there are over a quarter of a million young adult carers (aged 16–25) in the UK, looking after family members with long-term health challenges. There is also a near-invisible economy of young adults working as domestic help within affluent families. These two novelists present new work inspired by these rarely-tackled Acts of Care. Gautam Malkani and Michael Donkor will read from their respective novels – the ‘engrossing’ (Financial Times) Distortion and ‘accomplished’ (The Guardian) Hold, followed by a discussion led by journalist and critic Anita Sethi.

Sat 25 May, 8pm