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Nikesh Shukla

  • 4 stars across 5 books
Nikesh Shukla is the editor of British Book Award-shortlisted anthology The Good Immigrant, a collection of essays by British writers of colour about race and immigration in the UK. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and his debut YA novel, Run, Riot, was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Award. Nikesh has written for The Guardian, Observer, Independent, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Vice and BBC2 and BBC Radio 4. Nikesh was one of Foreign Policy magazine's 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller's 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is the co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal and The Good Literary Agency.
14th June 2018

Run, Riot

SHORTLISTED IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018.From the editor of The Good Immigra... MoreRun, Riot

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27th June 2019

The Boxer

Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year o... MoreThe Boxer

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2nd March 2023

Stand Up

A funny and poignant comedy about finding your voice, for anyone who has ever dreamed big, from award-winning author an... MoreStand Up

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7th September 2023

The Council of Good Friends

A funny and heart-warming story for readers aged 6-9 from award-winning author Nikesh Shukla. Vinay, Musa, Inua and Nis... MoreThe Council of Good Friends

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  • Run, Riot

    Run, Riot

    I read this book with one of my reading groups.  It had very mixed reviews.  A lot of pupils couldn't get into it at all.  They didn't like the bad la...

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    Run, Riot

    This book caused a lot of discussion with in our reading group.  Some bad language and lots of slang words are used at the beginning which a lot of pu...

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