Nikesh Shukla is the author, journalist and screenwriter. His latest adult novel The One Who Wrote Destiny was published in Spring 2018 and his first young adult novel Run, Riot was published in June 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 and BBC2, LitHub, Guernica and BBC Radio 4.
Nikesh is also the editor the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant, which won the reader’s choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards.
Nikesh was one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller’s 100 most influential people in publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is the co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal and The Good Literary Agency.
In 2014 he wrote Two Dosas, an award-winning short film based on his short story. His Channel 4 Comedy Lab Kabadasses aired on E4 and Channel 4 in 2011. He has been commissioned by Little House Productions, Cinestaan and Ink Factory and is developing new ideas with for television.
The Good Immigrant – See Saw – book optioned as jumping off point for anthology series with Nikesh attached as EP / consultant
Wedding Band – Ink Factory/Cinestaan – Original TV treatment commissioned
The One Who Wrote Destiny – Bonafide Films – Book optioned, Nikesh attached to adapt. Treatment and 1 x script commissioned
Meatspace – Kindle Entertainment Co-wrote adaptation of his own novel (with Jon MacQueen). Sky TV table read
Two Dosas – Red Productions Series treatment based on short film and story commissioned
Two Dosas – Short Film Co-written with Sarmad Masud. Screened at the BFI London Film Festival 2014 WINNER – Best Comedy at the London Short Film Festival 2015 WINNER – Best Comedy at the Aspen Film Shortsfest 2015
Safe From Harm – What Larks! TV In development.
Cuckooland – Jellylegs Original sitcom script optioned
Kabaddasses – Objective/Channel 4 Comedy lab commissioned and broadcast