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Monica Ali

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Monica Ali is the daughter of English and Bangladeshi parents. Brick Lane was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize and Monica was named as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists' by Granta magazine. Her second novel, Alentejo Blue is set in Portugal.

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2008

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Bernard Kops remembers the East End of his childhood, desperately poor and teeming with Jewish immigrants, full of hopes and ambition. His Hamlet of Stepney Green brought the vernacular East End voice to the stage and made him famous overnight. Monica Ali’s novel Brick Lane, explores the difficulties its Bengali residents experience today, receiving huge acclaim and success but a mixed reception within the community itself. In Oona King's new memoir,House Music, she admits she loved representing the East End in Parliament because, like her, “it’s multi-ethnic”.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.