Sharon Duggal grew up in north west Birmingham as part of a large Indian family. Her debut novel, The Handsworth Times (2016) published by award-winning independent, Bluemoose Books, was The Morning Star’s ‘Fiction Book of the Year 2016’ and Brighton City Reads 2017. Her short stories appear in anthologies including The Book of Birmingham (Comma Press) and Love Bites: Fiction Inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks (Dostoyevsky Wannabe). Her second novel, Should We Fall Behind was published in October 2020 to wide critical acclaim – it was chosen as a Prima Magazine Book of the Year 2020 and  has recently been selected as one of 6 new titles to be featured on BBC TV book club, Between the Covers, to be broadcast in May 2021. 

Sharon 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, which plays out weekly, live on FM. DAB and online via Brighton’s Radio Reverb.