The Hidden Life of An Economic Migrant

Novelist Sunjeev Sahota Explores the Costs of Migration in 'The Year of the Runaways'

May 1, 2016

In "The Year of the Runaways", British novelist Sunjeev Sahota tells the story of three recent immigrants to the UK, and with deft precision examines their struggles, fears, and relationships. Sahota talked about researching the novel -- which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year -- and spoke about geographic privilege.