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Nikita Lalwani


India (b.1973)

Nikita Lalwani was born in Kota, Rajasthan in 1973 and raised in Cardiff. After several years of directing factual television and documentaries at the BBC, she has returned to writing fiction. Gifted is her first novel. She lives in London.
 
Novels
   Gifted (2007)
   The Village (2012)
   You People (2020)
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Collections
   Resist (2019) (with Julia Bell, Bidisha, SJ Bradley, Jude Brown, Lucy Caldwell, Steve Chambers, Martin Edwards, Uschi Gatward, Luan Goldie, Gaia Holmes, Zoe Lambert, Irfan Master, Kamila Shamsie and Eley Wil)
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Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : Gifted
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2007) : Gifted


Nikita Lalwani recommends
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The Family Clause (2020)
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
"A beautiful study of familial need and mess, in which the universal and the particular play footsie with each other. Deft, artful, but above all insightful till it hurts, this is Khemiri’s best yet."

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