Past Event
Books & Debates

Nikesh Shukla

Thu 4 Feb 2016

Do I need to see myself in stories to enjoy them?

Growing up, Nikesh Shukla raced through Spider-Man comics while listening to Bollywood music, assuming that people like him only existed as supporting players in the stories of white people. When he found The Buddha of Suburbia, everything changed.

Nikesh (award-winning author of Meatspace, Coconut Unlimited, The Time Machine) will talk about his recent calls for increased diversity in books, the genesis of his forthcoming anthology The Good Immigrant, and why it's so important that Spider-Man is a brown kid called Miles Morales.

In case you missed it, the lecture is available here.