The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival is heading up north for the Leeds Big Bookend!
Leeds-based writer Sunjeev Sahota will give a talk on his latest and second novel The Year of the Runaways (published June 2015), which tells the story of 13 young men who live in a house in Sheffield, each in flight from India and in desperate search of a new life. Sahota shot to fame with his first novel Ours are the Streets published in 2011. In 2013 he was included in the Granta magazine list of the 20 most promising British novelists. He will be in conversation with Dr Katy Shaw on 6 June from 12.30 to 13.30. Tickets cost £3. For more information click here.
Meanwhile Jemimah Steinfeld, in partnership with the Business Confucius Institute, University of Leeds, will talk about hr debut book Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China on 6 June from 11.00 to 12.00. This is a free event but booking is recommended. For more information click here.