Waterstones Piccadilly are delighted to be welcoming Nikesh Shukla
in store to discuss The One Who Wrote Destiny
. A charming, witty and at times heart-breaking novel of immigration and assimilation, Shukla's latest novel is his most ambitious, and most personal, to date.
"Very funny but packs a hell of an emotional punch. Its an intimate epic, spanning continents and decades but rooted in the internal life of its characters." Nish Kumar
"I loved it. Its wise and absorbing and the voices of all the characters are so incredibly distinct. A triumph." Louise O'Neill
Nikesh's first novel, Coconut Unlimited, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and his second, Meatspace, was critically lauded. Nikesh also edited the highly acclaimed essay collection The Good Immigrant; bringing together 21 British writers of colour to discuss race and immigration in the U.K.
Following the successes of this collection and his work founding The Good Agency, Nikesh is set to launch The Good Journal, a literary quarterly journal showcasing the very best work by writers and illustrators of colour this year. Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening, with one of the most dynamic and engaging writers working in the UK today.