Nikesh Shukla on the 2014 Goldsmith’s Prize

Coconut High Res‘But book prizes are extremely important, especially for writers. My debut, Coconut Unlimited, was a novel about a subject publishers considered niche – hip-hop – and brought out by a small independent press. Getting shortlisted for the 2010 Costa first novel award was the best thing that ever happened to it, creating an awareness for the book, giving it a scope beyond anything I’d imagined.’

Nikesh Shukla for The Guardian: The 2014 Goldsmith’s prize shortlist: why it’s neither ‘creative’ nor ‘daring’.

Coconut Unlimited by Nikesh Shukla is out now. Get your copy here today…