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In Conversation

Avni Doshi & Sophie Mackintosh

‘I do wonder to what extent writing about motherhood is actually writing about being mothered’.

Avni Doshi

Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey in 1982 and is currently based in Dubai. She won the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013 and a Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in 2014. Her debut novel, Burnt Sugar, is longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. A version of the same novel is also published in India under the title Girl in White Cotton.

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Sophie Mackintosh

Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. She is the author of the novels The Water Cure and Blue Ticket. Her work has been published by the New York Times, the Stinging Fly and others. The Water Cure was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her next novel, Cursed Bread, is forthcoming in 2023.

Photograph © Sophie Davidson

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