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Sathnam Sanghera

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Sathnam Sanghera was born in 1976. He is an award-winning writer for The Times. His first book, TheBoy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Biography Award and the 2009 PEN/Ackerley Prize and named 2009 Mind Book of the Year. Marriage Material is his first novel, and has been shortlisted for the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature and the 2013 Costa First Novel Award.

Books by Sathnam Sanghera


The groundbreaking bestseller which examines the effect of empire on modern Britain

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Marriage Material

An epic tale of family, love, and politics spanning the twentieth century, told with humour, tenderness and insight by one of Britain's most promising young writers.

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The Boy with the Topknot

Hilarious and heart-rending, a fantastic reinvention of the modern British memoir - as original as Stuart: A Life Backwards and as touching as Nigel Slater's Toast

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