Award-winning novelist Sunjeev Sahota joins us to launch China Room
, a multigenerational novel of love, oppression, trauma and the pursuit of freedom, inspired in part by the author's own family history, interweaving together the stories of a woman and a man separated by more than half a century but united by blood.
About the speaker:
Sunjeev Sahota is the author of Ours Are the Streets and The Year of the Runaways, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and won the Encore Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award. He was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2013. He lives in Sheffield.