Sheena Kalayil at Words Weekend Festival
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North West based Sheena Kalayil and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi join Words Weekend in conversation about their latest novels and achieving success as first generation immigrants in the UK.
Sheena Kalayil was born in Zambia in 1970 where her parents were teachers seconded from Kerala, India. She arrived in the UK aged eighteen and, after graduating, worked all over the world. She has a doctorate in Linguistics, teaches at the University of Manchester and lives near Manchester with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of The Bureau of Second Chances (Polygon, 2017), which won the Writers’ Guild Best First Novel Award, The Inheritance (Polygon, 2018) and The Wild Wind (Polygon, 2019).