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Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla is a writer of fiction and television and host of the Subaltern podcast. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011. Meatspace is his second novel.
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Costa Book Awards Best First Novel nominee (2010) : Coconut Unlimited

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