Dr. Shukla’s Writing Surgery

Event Date:

November 27, 2021

Event Time:

10:00 CET

Event Location:


Join Nikesh Shukla for a weekend workshop in which the acclaimed and prolific author will don his surgical gown, sharpen his scalpel and address all your writing concerns, bugbears and issues. Nikesh will address topics like Process, Plotting, Character, Publishing, but with room to go off-piste. He’ll share his knowledge and experience, invite participants to pose their questions, talk about the hurdles they encounter with their own work, and suggest useful resources. You’ll come away inspired with a notebook full of ideas, insights that will make you a more effective writer, and a better understanding of the industry.

This workshop is designed to offer participants the opportunity to receive feedback from Nikesh and will consist of a 4-hour session on Saturday and a 30 minute one-on-one session with Nikesh on Sunday to discuss your work.

Participants will have the chance to sit down with Nikesh to talk about their own work and submit a piece of their writing for feedback (max. 2000 words). Submitting a piece of writing is not mandatory. You are welcome to use the one-on-one time to discuss your writing practice and ideas.


Writers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.


Nikesh Shukla is the author of three novels. Most recently he authored the critically acclaimed, The One Who Wrote Destiny (2018). His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010. His second novel, Meatspace, was released to critical acclaim in 2014. Nikesh has written for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Vice, BBC2, Lithub, Guernica, and BBC Radio 4. Nikesh is also the editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant, which won the reader’s choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards. He co-edited The Good Immigrant USA with Chimene Suleyman. He is the author of the two YA novels, Run, Riot, and The Boxer. Nikesh was one of Time Magazine’s cultural leaders, Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller’s 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and 2017. He is the co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal, and the Good Literary Agency.


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Total Seats: 10

Event Schedule Details

  • November 27, 2021 10:00 CET   -   15:00 CET
  • November 28, 2021 10:00 CET   -   15:00 CET
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