Sunjeev Sahota was born in 1981 in Derbyshire and continues to live in the area. He is the author of three novels, the first of which - Ours Are The Streets - was published by Picador in 2011. In 2013, he was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists and his second novel — The Year of the Runaways — was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. His third book — 2021's China Room — was a Book of the Year in The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. His latest novel — The Spoiled Heart — will be published by Harvill Secker in 2024.