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Sharon Duggal writes novels and short stories. Her second novel, Should We Fall Behind, was published in the UK in late 2020 by independent press, Bluemoose Books and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s 2021 Encore Award, selected for Between the Covers, BBC television’s flagship book show and chosen as a Prima Magazine Book of the Year.

 Sharon’s debut, The Handsworth Times, was The Morning Star’s Fiction Book of the Year 2016 and selected as the Brighton City Reads in 2017. Her short fiction appears in anthologies including The Book of Birmingham and Love Bites: Fiction Inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks.

Sharon has an MPhil in Creative Writing from University of Sussex and is one half of Brighton-based Radio Reverb’s long-running The Ruben & Sharon Show – the UK’s only regular radio show with a mum and son presenter team.

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