We’re delighted to showcase two of the talented authors who are new arrivals to Durham University’s English Department.
Naomi Booth’s debut novel, Sealed, is a gripping modern fable on motherhood, which offers a terrifying portrait of ordinary people under threat from their own bodies and from the world around them. It was shortlisted for the Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ Award in 2018.
Sunjeev Sahota’s debut novel, Ours are the Streets, was a powerful story of political radicalisation. His second and most recent novel, The Year of the Runaways, tells the story of a group of Indian labourers working in Sheffied, thrown together by circumstance. It was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and awarded a European Union Prize for Literature in 2017.
Chaired by Professor Stephen Regan, Durham University