Nilopar Uddin, author of the epic family drama The Halfways in conversation with Kamand Kojouri

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Nilopar Uddin

Speaker's Biography

Nilopar Uddin was born in Shropshire to Bangladeshi parents who, like the fictional family in The Halfways, owned and ran an Indian restaurant in Wales.

She has had a successful career as a financial services lawyer practising in both London and New York and is a trustee of iProbono, a charity whose mission is to enable people to access their rights in pursuit of a just society.

Nilopar has an MA in Creative Writing from City University where she first started working on The Halfways. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies including Jamal’s Pen which was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

From: 25 Apr 2023, 7 p.m.
To: 25 Apr 2023, 8 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

The Halfways is an epic family drama that spans over four decades, moving between London, Wales, New York and Bangladesh. It is a story of mothers and daughters, of fathers and daughters, of sisterhood, exploring belonging, family and what makes forgiveness and redemption possible.

“I loved this sweeping family drama. Moving and unforgettable” Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author

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