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Nikita Lalwani

Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan, India, and raised in Cardiff, Wales. Gifted is her first novel. Her next novel, The Village, will be published in 2009. In June 2008 she won the Desmond Elliot Prize for Fiction and donated the £10,000 prize to human rights campaigners, Liberty. She lives in London.

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Gifted
Written by Nikita Lalwani
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$14.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7794-3 (0-8129-7794-7)

Rumi Vasi is 10 years, 2 months, 13 days, 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 6 seconds old. She’s figured that the likelihood of her walking home from school with the boy she likes, John Kemble, is 0.2142, a probability severely reduced by the lacy dress and thick woolen tights her father... Read more






The Village
Written by Nikita Lalwani
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2016
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7795-0 (0-8129-7795-5)

In her award-winning debut novel, Gifted, Nikita Lalwani crafted a brilliant coming-of-age story that “[called] to mind the work of such novelists as Zadie Smith and Monica Ali” (The Washington Post Book World). Now Lalwani turns her gimlet eye on an extraordinary village in India, and explores the thin boundary between... Read more





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