Nikesh Shukla is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of Coconut Unlimited shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace , and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny . His latest book is Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home (2021).
Nikesh is a contributing editor to the Observer Magazine and was previously their columnist. He is editor of the critically acclaimed essay collection, The Good Immigran , which won the reader’s choice award at the Books Are My Bag Awards.
He co-edited The Good Immigrant USA with Chimene Suleyman and is the author of two Young Adult novels, Run, Riot and The Boxer . Nikesh was one of Time Magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller’s 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017.
Nikesh co-founded the literary journal, The Good Journal, and The Good Literary Agency. Nikesh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Folio Academy.
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