Sunjeev Sahota

Sunjeev Sahota

Born in 1981 in Derbyshire, Sunjeev Sahota managed to complete his compulsory education without ever having read a novel. On a break from university, waiting for a flight to India (his father’s and grandfather’s homeland), he bought his first, Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children; perhaps a fitting start for a young novelist who gets to the heart of cultural breakdown and religious intolerance with shattering realism in his ‘engaging and thought-provoking’ debut (Image Magazine). Ours Are the Streets ‘is a sad, panicked story of physical, mental and moral decay,’ says the Sunday Times, ‘what is most chilling, and most successful, is that it all seems so familiar, so close and so easy.'

Read a review of Ours Are the Streets by the Sheffield Telegraph here. And watch the moments from India which reminded Sunjeev of his novel on YouTube.

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