South West Writers

Nikesh Shukla

About the Author

Nikesh Shukla is a writer of fiction and television. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011. In 2011, Nikesh co-wrote a non-fiction essay about the riots with Kieran Yates called ‘Generation Vexed: What the Riots Don’t Tell Us About Our Nation’s Youth’.

His short stories have been featured in the following places: Best British Short Stories 2013, Five Dials, The Moth Magazine, Pen Pusher, The Sunday Times, Book Slam, BBC Radio 4, First City Magazine and Teller Magazine. He has written for the Guardian, Esquire and BBC 2. He has, in the past, been writer in residence for BBC Asian Network and Royal Festival Hall.

His Channel 4 Comedy Lab Kabadasses aired on E4 and Channel 4 in 2011.

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Recent Publications

The Good Immigrant , Unbound , 2016
The Time Machine , Galley Beggars Press , 2013
Best British Short Stories , Salt Publishing , 2013
The Time Machine , Galley Beggars Press , 2013
Generation Vexed , The Bodley Head/ Random House , 2011

Awards and Residencies

Writer in residence: Alchemy Festival at South Bank Centre, , 2012
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Award , 2011
Resident poet: BBC Asian Network 2009-2011

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Contact Details

Jamie Coleman

Greene and Heaton Literary Agency