Nikesh Shukla

Fiction Development, Non-fiction, Novel

Nikesh Shukla is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny. Nikesh is the editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant, which won the reader's choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards. He co-edited The Good Immigrant USA with Chimene Suleyman. He is the author of three YA novels, Run, Riot (shortlisted for a National Book Award), The Boxer (longlisted for the Carnegie Medal) and Stand Up. Nikesh was one of Time Magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy magazine's 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller's 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is the co-founder of The Good Literary Agency. Nikesh’s new book, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. He has also written a book on writing called Your Story Matters. Nikesh is currently working on a Spider-Man comic book miniseries for Marvel as well as numerous television projects.

"My approach to teaching is to get you to trust your instincts by empowering you to understand the function of structure, the importance of character, how everything goes back to your intentions, and how to be your own critical friend, all by mentoring you to be your best."

Upcoming Courses

Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Daytime)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.



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6 month +


Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent, Nikesh Shukla

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Start Date

Thursday 03 Oct 2024

Application Deadline

Sunday 15 Sep 2024


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