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[18 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Nikita Lalwani

The Asian Writer catches up with Nikita Lalwani, whose second novel The Village is published this month.

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[17 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]

Nikita Lalwani, author of Gifted, and winner of The Desmond Elliot Prize is my last and final interview of the weekend. I’m looking forward to it, naturally. Lalwani is amiable and approachable without being intimidating. I like that about her, she is definitely a natural and appears confident without having any air of arrogance about air. We talk about practically everything, from winning the Desmond Elliot prize, to juggling motherhood with writing, to having mentors and great friends…
Lalwani’s protagonist, Rumi is a child genius. I am keen to find out …

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[17 Jul 2008 | Comments Off | ]

Nikita Lalwani was tonight (Thursday, 26th June) named the winner of the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for Gifted, a story about a maths prodigy growing up in 1980s Cardiff, published by Penguin Books.
Penny Vincenzi, Chair of the Judges, said:
“Gifted is a book of extraordinary range; it is touching, tender, funny and at the same time truly compelling. It covers the issues of duty and family loyalty, and the demands of an extraordinary talent, while holding at its heart the story of a young girl struggling with the agony of first …

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