Manage episode 319874822 series 2410710
Bestselling author, Monica Ali, goes head to head with debut author Hafsa Zayyan in a War Of The Words.
It's been 10 years since Monica Ali published her last novel - and in this episode she talks about losing confidence in her writing and how she decided to explore screenwriting.
After winning the inaugural #Merky Books New Writer's Prize, she published her debut novel "We Are All Birds Of Uganda" to great acclaim. Now on maternity leave, Hafsa discusses motherhood and writing whilst parenting.
The two authors also both recommend some books they have read and enjoyed recently, including David Diop's International Booker Prize winning novel, "At Night All Blood Is Black"
In the Book Off, V.S. Naipaul's classic "A House For Mister Biswas" goes up against YA novel "Feed" by MT Anderson, but which one will win!??
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