Sathnam Sanghera is a feature writer and columnist for The Times. His first book, The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Biography Award, the 2009 PEN/Ackerley Prize and named 2009 Mind Book of the Year. It was adapted for BBC2, won many awards and and was described by The Radio Times as a “smash hit”. His novel, Marriage Material, was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Book Award, and was picked by The Sunday Times, The Observer and Metro as one of the novels of 2013. Sathnam was born to Punjabi parents in the West Midlands, and has been widely acclaimed for the way he writes about his upbringing. Novelist Jonathan Coe named him one of “The Men of Next 25 years” in GQ Magazine saying that “whether he’s writing autobiography or fiction, Sathnam is busy carving out his own literary niche – in the multicultural British Midlands – which he explores with incredible grace, generosity and humour”.