ANNOUNCEMENT:  Sharon’s  second novel, SHOULD WE FALL BEHIND will be published in September 2020 by Bluemoose Books.


Sharon Duggal is an author and radio producer/presenter amongst other things. She grew up in and around immigrant and working-class communities in inner-city Birmingham.

Her acclaimed debut novel, The Handsworth Times (pub. Bluemoose Books 2016) centres on the struggles of a British-Asian family against a backdrop of 1980s Birmingham. The novel was chosen as The Morning Star’s fiction ‘Book of the Year 2016‘ and as the title for Brighton City Reads 2017.  Her short stories appear in anthologies and online including for Comma Press and Dostoyevsky Wannabe.

Sharon is the recipient of an award from Arts Council England and was  the 2018 Writer in Residence for Creative Future, who work with under-represented writers and artists.

She has an MPhil in Creative Writing from University of Sussex and regularly delivers workshops and talks on creative writing and on reading. She is also one half of  RadioReverb‘s The Ruben and Sharon Show; the UK’s only regular radio show with a mum and son presenter team.

 More about Sharon: My journey to becoming a published author.