Sharon Duggal writes novels and short stories. Her second novel, Should We Fall Behind was published in 2020 by independent press, Bluemoose Books and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s 2021 Encore Award, selected for Between the Covers, BBC television’s flagship book show and chosen as a Prima Magazine Book of the Year. Her debut, The Handsworth Times was The Morning Star’s Fiction Book of the Year 2016 and selected as the Brighton City Reads in 2017. Her short fiction appears in anthologies including The Book of Birmingham and Love Bites: Fiction Inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks.
Sharon grew up in Birmingham as part of a large Indian family. She is one half of long-running The Ruben and Sharon Show, the UK’s only regular radio show with a mum and son presenter team. She has an MA from City University. London and an MPhil for University of Sussex.