Wasafiri is collaborating with Queen Mary to bring together some of the most ground-breaking authors of the moment for discussion in front of an audience. Earlier this year, Queen Mary Writers Series, show-cased an evening with Anjali Joseph where the author read an extract from her new novel and answered questions about her work and writing process.

In November, Queen Mary Writers Series and Wasafiri will be fusing to bring Queen Mary Writers Wasafiri Live to a new audience. Wasafiri Writer-in-Residence Bidisha will be in conversation with author Nikesh Shukla at the Queen Mary Chaplaincy.

Nikesh Shukla is the author of the novels The One Who Wrote Destiny(2018), Meatspace (2014), and Coconut Unlimited (2010). He is editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant (winner of Reader’s Choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards) and was one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller’s 100 Most Influential People in Publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal.

Bidisha is a British writer, film-maker and broadcaster/presenter for BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 news and Sky News and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation, looking after the UK’s most prestigious prizes for literature in English and in translation. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London, is based on her outreach work with asylum seekers and refugees. She is also the author of two novels, Seahorses(1997) and Too Fast to Live (2000), the reportage Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path Through Palestine (2012) and the travelogue Venetian Masters: Under the Skin of the City of Love (2008). She is currently Wasafiri’s Writer in Residence.

The event will take place on 13th November, 2018 at The Chaplaincy on the Queen Mary, University of London campus. Tickets are free, but must be reserved via the Eventbrite link here.

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