Writers Mosaic – Profiled Writer

11th October 2023 Latest News, Other

“To be told you’ve made a profound impression on a reader through storytelling is the biggest compliment a writer can get. For me this is what it is about – writing is about connecting as a human being.”

Interview: Writers on Research

19th October 2021 Latest News, Other

Sharon Duggal on home, Rohinton Mistry and ‘Should We Fall Behind’ As part of his interview series Writers on Research, Joe Bedford spoke to author Sharon Duggal on the research process behind her novel Should We Fall Behind (Bluemoose Books, 2020). I’d like to start by asking how you approached researching homelessness, one of the core themes of Should We Fall Behind. It is of course a sensitive subject as well as a prescient one, and I wondered what challenges you encountered when lookingRead More

BBC2 TV Book Club Between the Covers – Transmission dates confirmed

Should We Fall Behind features in Episode 2 – 17th May 2021, BBC2 7.30pm. Between the Covers Episode 2Comedian Rachel Parris, chef Rick Stein, actor and comedian Rob Delaney and presenter Vick Hope.Episode 2 Between the Covers: 12 books for the summer Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal Jimmy Noone walks from one side of a sprawling city to the other, looking for Betwa, a friend he found and lost on the bustling city streets. Jimmy becomes the catalystRead More

Shortlisted for 2021 RSL ENCORE AWARD

Should We Fall Behind has been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2021. The prize celebrates ‘outstanding’ second novels The Encore Award The Encore Award was first presented in 1990 to celebrate the achievement of outstanding second novels. The Award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes. The RSL has administrated the award since 2016. The Encore Award 2021 We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Encore Award 2021, for best secondRead More

BBC TV Book Club chooses Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal

16th March 2021 Latest News, Other

BBC 2 Book Club chooses Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal The new series of BBC 2 TV Book Club, Between The Covers, hosted by Sara Cox, has chosen Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal as one of 6 recently-published books to be featured on the show alongside bestselling books from last year. The six-part TV series will be aired in May 2021 and each show will see a celebrity panel discuss a big hitter book as well as a newly-published book which, according to the show’sRead More

Prima Magazine – the Oct/Nov Book of the Month and a Book of the Year 2020

13th March 2021 Latest News, Other, Uncategorised

Nina Pottell, Books Editor at Prima Magazine chose Should We Fall Behind as her Book of the Month, Oct/Nov 2020 and went on to include it as one of her Books of the Year 2020.

Interview: Eastern Eye Newspaper

21st November 2020 Latest News, Other

November 18, 2020 Sharon Duggal: Exploring universal experiences through multi-cultural voices CONNECTING LIVES: Sharon Duggal AUTHOR SHARON DUGGAL DISCUSSES HER NEW NOVEL, WRITING CHALLENGES AND INSPIRATIONS by MITA MISTRY HAVING grown up as a part of a large extended Punjabi family in Birmingham and being one of six siblings, Sharon Duggal often retreated into books as a way of finding her own place in a busy household. Books being a connection to a wider world, beyond the parameters of aRead More

Yorkshire Times: Interview

28th October 2020 Latest News, Other

Author Interview: Sharon Duggal  Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal is a gritty yet tender novel giving life to people often ignored. It is a story set in any British city; a story of the homeless, the immigrants, the bereaved, the lonely; the story of all of us – but one not often told. Following homeless protaganist Jimmy in his search for a friend, the novel weaves its way in and out of the lives of the strangers he encounters.Read More

Yorkshire Times: Review

28th October 2020 Other, Reviews

  Review: Should We Fall Behind Hebden Bridge publishers Bluemoose Books has dedicated 2020 to showcasing the work of female authors. Brighton writer Sharon Duggal is one of those. Her second novel – Should We Fall Behind is a story of the forgotten, the ordinary and the invisible, and how their lives slowly become entwined. With characters less often seen in fiction – the homeless; single mothers; immigrants – the novel is refreshing, normalising the ‘different’ without sensation. Tiny actions the characters makeRead More

Announcement: Should We Fall Behind, the second novel by Sharon Duggal will be published in October 2020

16th June 2020 Latest News, Other, Uncategorised

  Sharon Duggal’s second novel, SHOULD WE FALL BEHIND will be published by Bluemoose Books in October 2020. For more information and to request a review copy, please contact Kevin@bluemoosebooks.com      


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