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Georgina Godwin

Georgina Godwin

Georgina Godwin is Books Editor for Monocle 24 and the host of Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads and The Globalist. She chairs literary events worldwide and hosts a number of commercial podcasts. She is on the boards of the charities, English PEN and Developing Artists.

Session

China Room

Sunjeev Sahota in conversation with Georgina Godwin

British novelist Sunjeev Sahota's recent novel, China Room, follows the intertwined stories of the brides of three brothers in Punjab in 1929 and a young man from England who travels to their now deserted farmland in 1999. Traversing through the fabric of time, segregation and empire, the tale explores a family’s trauma and one man’s attempts at breaking free from addiction and racism and his consequent search for home. In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Georgina Godwin, Sahota explores the lives of these prisoners of circumstance and their pursuit of freedom.

Sahota’s books include Ours Are the Streets and the Man Booker and International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlisted The Year of the Runaways. He was the winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature. Broadcast journalist Georgina Godwin is the Books Editor for Monocle 24 and a regular host of current affairs programmes and cultural shows for various media outlets.