Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off in 2015, will open this year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival with a discussion about integration and identity in the UK.
Hussain will be in conversation with journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown about her experience of growing up as an Asian in the UK and what it was really like to win the BBC’s Great British Bake Off. Events with Dutch historian Frank Dikötter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong, Turkish author Elif Şafak and bestselling crime writer Boris Akunin also all feature as part of this year’s programme.
Now in its tenth year, the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival is the only UK Festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing.
The Festival will run from Wednesday 4 May until Wednesday 18 May, with the majority of events taking place at Asia House’s central London headquarters.