Nikita Lalwani

Nikita Lalwani is a contemporary British novelist of Indian origin whose work has been translated into sixteen languages. Her first novel, Gifted – the story of a child prodigy of Indian origin growing up in Wales – was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize for Fiction. Her second, The Village, was modelled on a real-life ‘prison village’ in northern India, and won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. Her new novel You People will be published by Viking UK in April 2020She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 

Anthologies featuring Nikita Lalwani

Resist: Stories of Uprising

The follow-up to Comma’s successful first Protest: Stories of Resistance anthology, featuring twenty authors, whose stories have been written in collaboration with historians and eye-witnesses from centuries of British protest.