Monica Ali

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In brief: Signal Fires; If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal; Love Marriage – review
A thoughtful novel about a family secret, an insightful investigation into animal intelligence and Monica Ali’s clever comedy of manners

Hannah Beckerman

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Top 10 books about losing faith | Matt Rowland Hill
Authors from Jeanette Winterson to William Shakespeare tell stories of people doubting not just God but everything that gives their life meaning

Matt Rowland Hill

09, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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British Library to host Salman Rushdie celebration event
Writers including Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali and Nigella Lawson will gather in London to share readings and reflections two months after the author was attacked on stage

Sarah Shaffi

10, Oct, 2022 @1:27 PM

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We Are Lady Parts leads South Bank Sky Arts award winners
Sitcom about Muslim female punk band wins best comedy as Opera North, Little Simz and Monica Ali also triumph

Mark Brown

10, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Authors at Hay festival weigh the meaning of authenticity
Who can write about whom was a running question, tackled by writers from Rose Tremain to Damon Galgut

Lucy Knight

06, Jun, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Monica Ali ‘terrified’ of writing sex scenes in new novel
Brick Lane author says fear of winning Bad Sex award loomed over writing of latest book, Love Marriage

Lucy Knight

28, May, 2022 @6:05 PM

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Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years
Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

Lucy Knight

05, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Monica Ali: ‘I can’t imagine life without Tolstoy and Austen’
The novelist on George Orwell’s doublespeak, the psychology of addiction, and the unbearable darkness of Émile Zola

Monica Ali

25, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Monica Ali says reaction to previous novel caused 10 years of depression
Brick Lane novelist said people were baffled when she wrote about Princess Diana rather than ‘brown people’

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

07, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Love Marriage by Monica Ali review – lurid turns and lashings of sex
The novelist is on familiar territory and great form with a tale of premarital tension that punctures family life and feminism

Anthony Cummins

06, Feb, 2022 @9:01 AM

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Love Marriage by Monica Ali review – a culture-clash engagement
An entertaining exploration of multicultural British modernity - love, sex, class, politics, faith and family – from the author of Brick Lane

Lucy Atkins

05, Feb, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Monica Ali: ‘My children say I’m the worst storyteller ever’
As the Brick Lane author returns with her first novel in a decade, she talks about her ‘catastrophic’ loss of self-confidence, the value of comedy, and critics in the family

Kate Kellaway

30, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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