Shafak, Elif

Elif Shafak is a British-Turkish writer, author of seventeen books, eleven of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, Three Daughters of Eve and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize; and chosen Blackwell’s Book of the […]

Nagra, Daljit

Daljit Nagra’s parents came to Britain from the Punjab, India, in the late 1950s. Nagra comes from a Sikh background and was born and grew up in West London then Sheffield. He has published four collections of poetry all with Faber & Faber. His pamphlet, Oh My Rub! was a Smith/Doorstop winner and was the […]

Evaristo, Bernardine

Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize 2019 with her eighth book, Girl, Woman, Other, the first black woman and black British person to win it. It was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller for five weeks, the first woman of colour to achieve this position in the paperback fiction chart, spending 44 weeks in the Top […]

Thubron, Colin

Award-winning travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June 1939. Educated at Eton College, he worked briefly for the publishers Hutchinson and as a freelance television film-maker in Turkey, Japan and Morocco. His first book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967. He continued to write about the Middle East in The […]