Avni Doshi

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Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey and lives in Dubai. She has a BA in Art History from Barnard College in New York and a master’s in History of Art from University College London. She was awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013 and a Charles Pick Fellowship in 2014. Her writing has appeared in British Vogue, Granta and the Sunday Times. Her first novel, Burnt Sugar, was originally released in India under the title Girl in White Cotton, where it won the 2021 Sushila Devi Award and was longlisted for the 2019 Tata First Novel Prize. Upon publication in the UK, Burnt Sugar was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Named a 2020 Book of the Year by the Guardian, Economist, Spectator and NPR, it is being published in 26 languages. In 2021, it was longlisted for the Women’s Prize and selected as one of the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of the year. Doshi is currently working on her second book.
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Change is Coming: Avni Doshi & Tishani Doshi
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Change is Coming: Avni Doshi & Tishani Doshi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:30-17:30Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 221 
AED 60 
Tishani Doshi and Avni Doshi have both explored, in fiction, the impact of South... Read More
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South Asian Fiction: Avni Doshi, Jamil Jan Kochai & Mohsin Hamid
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South Asian Fiction: Avni Doshi, Jamil Jan Kochai & Mohsin Hamid

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 17:45-18:45Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 202 
AED 60 
How do South Asian writers infuse the essence of their native language into cont... Read More
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