Bali Rai (Leicester Writes Festival)

Bali Rai was born in Leicester in 1971 and grew up in a multicultural part of the city. After a brief stint working in London he returned home to Leicester and worked in a supermarket, bar and nightclub before turning his hand to writing full time. His first novel, Unarranged Marriage was written to critical acclaim and he has gone on to write many more. In 2010, his novel, Rani and Sukh became a set text for GCSE.