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 Year 2016 ‘ and Brighton City Reads 2017.
Sharon says: ‘Creative Future does incredible work to provide opportunities to people who often have least access, allowing them to explore their own creativity and benefit from the positive impact this can have on their lives. To be part of this whilst also being supported to develop my own writing is such a fantastic opportunity and one I am extremely excited about.’