Sheena Patel in conversation with Rosie Wolfenden
Join us for a special interview with acclaimed author Sheena Patel following the publication of the new paperback edition of ‘I’m A Fan’
A Guardian book of the Year, DAZED Book of the Year, The i Book of the Year, Evening Standard Book of the Year, The White Review Book of the Year, Foyles Fiction Book of the Year 2022 and selected as one of the Observer’s Top 10 best debut novelists.
The unnamed narrator of Sheena Patel’s debut novel is in a seemingly unequal relationship with a man she refers to as “the man I want to be with”. At the same time she is cyber-stalking the man’s other lover, an online influencer she refers to as “the woman I am obsessed with”. Written with a clear and unforgiving eye, this exhilarating debut explores obsessive love, race, privilege, power and the patriarchy, and heralds Sheena Patel as a vital new voice in British literature. Sex, violence, politics, tenderness, humour—Patel handles them all with both originality and dexterity and in an unmistakeably unique voice.
SHEENA PATEL is a writer and assistant director for film and TV who was born and raised in North West London. She is part of the 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE collective, has been published in 4BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE (Rough Trade Books) and a poetry collection of the same name (FEM Press).
Nominated for the Women’s Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Republic of Consciousness Prize, Authors’ Club Best First Novel, & the Jhalak Prize. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase.
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