Win signed first editions of Nikita Lalwani's The Village
Nikita Lalwani's debut novel, Gifted, was one of the highlights of 2007. Her story of a brilliant young Indian girl struggling to cope with the pressures of being a maths prodigy won the Desmond Elliott Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Now she publishes her second novel, The Village, which focuses on a British film crew making a documentary in a progressive open prison in India where every inmate has been convicted of murder. As the weeks unfold, they learn many of the inmates' histories and it becomes increasingly difficult to for the crew to remain objective.
Courtesy of the publisher, Viking, we have five signed first editions to give away. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below.
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE
You can also read our excluisve Q & A with Nikita Lalwani here.
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