Acts of Care: Gautam Malkani & Michael Donkor at Brighton Festival
Past Event
Books & Debates

Acts of Care

Tue 5 Feb 2019

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.