New leaf for award winning author at Leeds Beckett University

Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed writer in residence at Leeds Beckett.

Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed writer in residence at Leeds Beckett.

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Award-winning author Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed as writer in residence at Leeds Beckett University.

Sunjeev was recently was awarded the South Bank Sky Arts Awards literature prize, for his second novel, The Year of the Runaways, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2015.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the students at Leeds Beckett, from first year students through to more experienced writers, and seeing how they develop, spending time supporting them to become even better writers than they already are.

“This role is one I’m hugely excited about.”

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