San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sathnam Sanghera is one of Britain’s most promising young writers. His first book The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. Marriage Material, a reworking of Arnold Bennett’s classic, The Old Wives’ Tale, is an epic story of family love and politics spanning the twentieth century. Told with humour, tenderness and insight, it was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. It tells how Arjan Banga returns to the Black Country after the unexpected death of his father. His family’s corner shop represents everything he has tried to leave behind – a lethargic pace of life with insular rituals and ways of thinking. But when his mother insists on keeping the shop open, he finds himself being dragged back…
When & Where
Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival
Five days of inspiration covering literature, music, theatre, drama, poetry, visual arts and children's shows.