Nikita Lalwani (Author)
May 25, 2021
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About the Author
NIKITA LALWANI is a contemporary British novelist whose work has been translated into sixteen languages. Her first novel, Gifted--the story of a child prodigy of Indian origin growing up in Wales--was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and won the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize for Fiction. Her second, The Village, was modeled on a real-life "prison village" in northern India, and won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. Nikita wrote the opening essay for AIDS Sutra, an anthology exploring the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in India and is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust, a human rights organization.