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A Night In With Avni Doshi

A Night In With Avni Doshi

To mark the paperback publication of Burnt Sugar

This event is now available to watch on demand until 10th June.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Avni Doshi’s debut is one of the most talked about books of the moment.

Join the author for this exclusive event as she touches on the inspiration behind her searing novel and explores the themes of mothers and daughters, obsession, and betrayal. In conversation, Avni will also examine toxic relationships, the ties that bind us and the role memory plays within families

'I would be lying if I said my mother's misery has never given me pleasure.’

In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, homeless 'artist' - all with her young child in tow.

Now she is forgetting things, mixing up her maid's wages and leaving the gas on all night, and her grown-up daughter is faced with the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her.

Sharp as a blade and devastatingly acute, don’t miss this fascinating discussion as Avni unpicks the slippery cords of memory and myth that bind two women together, and hold them apart.

‘A brilliant debut, about mothers and daughters, that manages to be acerbic and brittle all at the same time’ Nikesh Shukla

‘Avni is a writer of surgical precision and sharp intelligence. This novel gleams like a blade – both dangerous and beautiful. I loved it.’ Elizabeth Gilbert

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