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Meera Syal

UK flag (b.1963)

Meera Syal is an actress and writer. She has written a number of successful TV and film scripts including Bhaji on the Beach and the multi-award-winning My Sister Wife, in which she also starred. She co-writes and stars in BBC2's hit comedy series Goodness Gracious Me, and was awarded the MBE in 1998. Her first novel, Anita and Me, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (1996) : Anita and Me

Meera Syal recommends
Rural Bliss (2002)
Lou Wakefield
"Rural Bliss is better than a weekend in the country. Read this and you won't stop smiling."
The Cambridge Curry Club (2004)
Saumya Balsari
"Beautifully observed...warm and poignant...a delightful debut novel."

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