Join us as we celebrate the publication of Hidden Fires with author Sairish Hussain and The Candid Book Club. Hidden Fires follows Yusuf and Rubi as they grapple with their past and explores themes of grief and loss, the power of family ties, and the long arm of history.
Sairish Hussain is a Bradford based author and Lecturer in Creative Writing. Her debut novel, The Family Tree, was published by HarperCollins and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Portico Prize and The Diverse Book Awards. It was also longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and winner of Calibre Audio's 'Hidden Gem' Prize. Sairish was selected by Kei Miller as one of ten ‘unmissable writers working in the UK’ for the International Literature Showcase 2021. She was one of the finalists in the Women’s Prize & Good Housekeeping Futures Award, an initiative which celebrates the most promising emerging female authors today.
The Candid Book Club are five unique reading women of colour who lend their candid voices to books new, books old and books borrowed. They give the most honest reviews on Instagram, Tiktok and now YouTube and host dynamic book club events with authors and readers at Piccadilly. This time they’re back to interview one of their favourite authors for a special evening with all of you.
Please note: Book and ticket option includes a copy of Hidden Fires (RRP £16.99) available for collection on the night.