Past Event

Sharon Duggal

9 Feb 2017

Brighton-based British Asian writer Sharon Duggal’s debut novel is this year's 'big read' for adults. A book of our times and an essential read for everyone who believes in society. Set in 1981, when factories are closing, unemployment is high, the NF is marching and neglected inner cities are ablaze as riots break out across Thatcher's fractured Britain. The Agarwal family are facing their own personal tragedy, but their pain is eased through humour, friendship and community.

Join Sharon as she talks candidly to writer and critic Amy Raphael about her inspirations for the novel in this special event marking the culmination of City Reads.

Produced by Collected Works CIC

Related events

Visual Arts and Film
Past event

Brighton Palermo Remix

In a major Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2012 co-commission, this internationally renowned artist draws connections between Sicilian street festival decoration…

1 Jan 2012
Books and Debate
Past event

5 x 15

Following on from last year’s sell-out event, five speakers from diverse backgrounds and professions battle the clock to tell the story behind their most…

1 Jan 2012
Children and Family
Past event

Bee Detective

Sophie Bee’s busy life is a happy buzz of pollen seeking, dancing with her fellow bees and making yummy honey. But when the worker bees begin to disappear,…

1 Jan 2012