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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's debut novel, The Water Cure, was published by Hamish Hamilton in 2018; it was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won a Betty Trask award. Her fiction, essays and poetry have been published by the White Review, the New York Times and the Stinging Fly, among others. Her next novel, Blue Ticket, will be published in 2020.

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