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Acts of Care

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.

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