Sathnam Sanghera discusses his debut novel, Marriage Material.
Sathnam Sanghera discusses his debut novel, Marriage Material. Free entry. For more information: Tel 01922 653121; or http://www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk
How do writers negotiate the fertile and fascinating boundary between memoir and fiction? Acclaimed novelist Rachel Cusk, author of the ‘brave and brilliant’ Aftermath (Guardian), joins author of memoir Maggie and Me and salonnière Damian Barr, and The Times journalist, memoirist and debut novelist Sathnam Sanghera (Marriage Material), to discuss their writing and this intriguing literary territory. Chaired by Robert Collins, Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times.
British Asian Writers – Cities & Towns. Rosie Dastgir, Sathnam Sanghera & Qaisra Shahraz, 5.30 – 7pm, Library of Birmingham
Sathnam Sanghera and Lottie Moggach in discusson with Damian Barr. Two of today’s most exciting promising young writers discuss life, lies, love and literature. Sathnam Sanghera’s first novel, Marriage Material, is an epic family tale centring on a corner shop. It has been picked by Waterstones as a fiction debut of the year. Eleven publishers fought over the rights to Lottie Moggach’s first novel Kiss Me First, a chilling and ingeniously plotted tale of stolen identity. Damian Barr, who will be chairing the discussion, is a columnist, playwright, salonnière and the author of Maggie and Me.
Waterstones WolverhamptonWaterstones, Wolverhampton, Thursday 3 Oct 2013, 12:00
Sathnam Sanghera will be signing copies of his debut novel, Marriage Material, and his award-winning memoir, The Boy with The Topknot, from 12pm.
“Dazzling Debuts: Gill Hornby and Sathnam Sanghera”. Gill and Sathnam have produced two of the most-anticipated debut novels of 2013. As the wife of Robert Harris, the sister of Nick Hornby and a respected journalist it was almost inevitable that Gill would write a novel. Starring a group of mothers with children at the same primary school The Hive, on the politics of the playground is witty, waspish and wry and the critics have loved it. Selected for the Waterstones 11, Sathnam follows his acclaimed memoir The Boy with the Top Knot with debut novel Marriage Material, an ingenious reimagining of Arnold Bennett’s classic The Old Wives’ Tale. To Arjan the family’s corner shop represents everything he has tried to leave behind. But when his mother insists on keeping it open after his father’s death he finds himself being dragged back, forced into big decisions about his imminent marriage and uncovering the history of his broken family. Hear them both tell what inspired them to make their first forays into fiction. £10 including coffee, tea and cake. Booking: http://henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk
Sathnam Sanghera discusses his debut novel, Marriage Material, with Juliet Solomon. Monday 16th September 2013. Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, Nw11 7sx. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. £7.
DJ Nihal, Bobby Friction, Ravinder Bhogal, Siddhartha Bose and Sathnam Sanghera take a rollicking look at British Asian culture as they attempt to answer the burning question: Can we ever be perceived as cool? They examine the development of Asian food, film, language, literature and music in Britain and how British Asians have adapted their own traditions to make Britain the multicultural place it is today. Asia House
The Relational School (of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) and the Freud Museum are holding a series of intimate evening forums addressing the subject of memoir from the perspective of how writing and publishing has come to affect the individual’s experience of their own story. This evening will see Eva Hoffman, author of Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton. Both have written powerful memoirs of living in and between two very different cultures and of the impact of this experience on their identity and psyche. £14/£10 Concessions and Members of The Relational School or The Freud Museum. Advance booking highly recommended. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7435 2002. 19 September 2012, 7.30pm, Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX.
This exhibition, drawn largely from the collections of the Black Country museum services, has been selected by Sathnam
Do you want to explore your early life? Are you trying to make sense of your upbringing by writing about it? Psychologies Magazine has joined with Penguin Books to bring you an event dedicated to writing about childhood.You’ll hear from Penguin authors Charlotte Moore, who wrote about raising her autistic sons in George And Sam: Autism In The Family, and the history of her family home in Hancox: A House And A Family; and Sathnam Sanghera, Times columnist and author of the highly acclaimed book The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir Of Love, Secrets And Lies In Wolverhampton. The evening will get under way with a welcome drink for all guests, after which the two authors will explain the process of writing their books, and offer invaluable insights for would-be writers who are seeking to document their own experiences. You’ll go home with a bag of books and a magazine, plus a reading list of the best fictionalised and real-life writing about childhood. Tuesday 7 June, 6.30pm–8.30pm, Penguin HQ, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL. Tickets cost £20, including pre-discussion wine and nibbles, and are available to buy here.