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  • Asian Voice Newspaper, Sharon Duggal: on The Book of Birmingham and the Pertinent Power of Authorship - The concept explored in this exciting, new short story collection, The Book of Birmingham, featuring up and coming writer Duggal, and skillfully edited by Bhanot, is starkly modern. It is also strikingly framed by the political setting of one of Britain’s largest Northern cities. Seamless interaction of spaces – physical, social and emotional – create the best compendiums, and is why these particular titillating segments – illuminating “snapshots of people’s lives” as described by Duggal– make such powerful comment. The geographically marginalised yet emotionallyRead More
  • Outside Left: The Book Of Birmingham - Sharon Duggal read first from her story, Seep. Her story of girls doing something maybe they shouldn’t, but maybe not so bad now, in 1960s Handsworth, to a soundtrack of American Soul music. Oh it just put me exactly in the room with her fish out of water protagonists, it was beautiful and stunning and intimate and beyond it foretold of the thrills and spills ahead which I can only contemplate from afar now. I was actually excitedly transported farRead More
  • Sharon’s short story, SEEP included in new anthology, The Book of Birmingham, Comma Press 2018 - Edited by Kavita Bhanot Featuring Balvinder Banga, Alan Beard, Jendella Benson, Kit de Waal, Sharon Duggal,Joel Lane, Malachi McIntosh, Bobby Nayyar, C.D. Rose & Sibyl Ruth Few cities have undergone such a radical transformation over the last few decades as Birmingham. Culturally and architecturally, it has been in a state of perpetual flux and regeneration, with new communities moving in, then out, and iconic post-war landmarks making way for brighter-coloured, 21st century flourishes. Much like the city itself, the characters in the stories gathered here are often living through moments ofRead More
  • Sharon announced as Creative Future’s 2018 Writer in Residence - Creative Future April 2018 Newsletter: We’re delighted to announce that our 2018 WIR is Sharon Duggal. Sharon is a writer, campaigner and radio presenter/producer.  She was born in Birmingham to parents who immigrated to the UK from the Punjab, India. She now lives in Brighton & Hove. Her acclaimed debut novel, The Handsworth Times (pub. Bluemoose Books) is set against a backdrop of social unrest, neglected communities, incredible music and the healing power of direct action in 1980’s working-class Birmingham. It was The Morning Star newspaper’s fiction ‘Book of the YearRead More