Sunjeev Sahota is the author of Ours Are the Streets and The Year of the Runaways, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize.

The Year of the Runaways was also shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and won the Encore Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award. Sahota was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. He lives in Sheffield.

I do try to withhold as much as possible, to both clear a space in which ideas and feelings can be perceived and not asserted

All nominated books

The Year of the Runaways
China Room