Tuesday 3rd September, 2013
7.15pm – 2nd Floor Reading Room
Tickets £1.50 (library members)/£2.50 (non-members) available from Visitor Information Centre, Ground Floor at Central Library or any SBC library.
Tel: 01793 463782 for further details
Nikita Lalwani is one of the most exciting young writers on the UK literary scene today. She has received glowing reviews from the likes of The Guardian, The New Statesman and The Washington Post. Nikita was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff.
Her first novel ‘Gifted’ was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. In June 2008 she won the Desmond Elliot Prize for New Fiction.
Her second novel ‘The Village’ (2013) is published by Penguin in the UK and Random House in the USA. It has received rave reviews and has already been selected as one of eight novels for the Fiction Uncovered campaign for the best of British fiction. Watch Nikita discuss ‘The Village’ on Youtube bit.ly/1262zoq
As well as writing novels Nikita regularly writes articles that have appeared in such newspapers as The Independant, The Guardian, The Observer and The Times.
Central Library is delighted that Nikita has agreed to come to talk for us at Swindon. For more information on Nikita Lalwani visit her website: http://www.nikitalalwani.com/
This event is presented in partnership between SBC Libraries and SAPAC (Swindon Asian Performing Arts Centre).