Sairish Hussain

Sairish Hussain was born and brought up in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She studied English Language and Literature at the University of Huddersfield and progressed onto an MA in Creative Writing. Sairish completed her PhD in 2019 after being awarded the university’s Vice-Chancellors Scholarship. Her debut novel, The Family Tree, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Diverse Book Awards and the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. She is now writing her second book.

The Family Tree

Your roots can always lead you home… Amjad cradles his baby daughter in the middle of the night. He has…

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“I was totally swept up by the story of The Family Tree, and really connected with the family; the characters were all really well drawn and believable. I found myself really caring about each of them and rooting for them. I can’t wait to read what Sairish does next and have no doubt she’s a talent who will give us many more brilliant stories in future.”

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