#37 Nikesh Shukla - On Writing, Race & Immigration
Nikesh Shukla is writer. He has written multiple novels including Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011) and Meatspace, a book about a social-media-obsessed author trying to write his second novel.' It was recommended by the New Statesman, BBC Radio 4, the Independent on Sunday, and the Daily Mail. He also written award-winning short films and comedy for Channel 4 Comedy Lab which aired on E4 and Channel 4 in 2011. Most recently, Nikesh is the editor of a new essay collection called The Good Immigrant, where 21 British writers of colour discuss race and immigration in the UK - it’s out NOW. It’d reached its funding on Unbound a crowdsourcing platform for books (including a £5,000 pledge from JK Rowling).