In Conversation with Dr Sairish Hussain
Thursday 11 August, 12pm-1pm
Venue: Online (Teams)
Ticket price: Free (booking required)
Age guidance: 16+
The University of Huddersfield invites you to attend a free online event, In Conversation with Dr Sairish Hussain, as she discusses identity, her time at university, and her debut novel The Family Tree.
Sairish Hussain is a Bradford-based author and Lecturer in Creative Writing. She studied English Language and Literature at the University of Huddersfield and progressed onto an MA in Creative Writing.
She completed her PhD in 2019 after being awarded the university’s Vice-Chancellors Scholarship. Her debut novel, The Family Tree, was published by HarperCollins and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Portico Prize and The Diverse Book Awards. It was also longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and winner of Calibre Audio’s ‘Hidden Gem’ Prize.
Sairish was selected by Kei Miller as one of 10 ‘unmissable writers working in the UK’ for the International Literature Showcase 2021. She is one of the finalists in the Women’s Prize & Good Housekeeping Futures Award, an initiative which celebrates the most promising emerging female authors today. Sairish is now writing her second book.
Read an author Q&A with Sairish Hussain, created as part of our Online Programme, here.