Gurnaik Johal was born in Northolt, west London in 1998, shortlisted for the Guardian/Fourth Estate BAME short story prize in 2018 and graduated from the University of Manchester in 2019. His debut short story collection, We Move, published by Serpent’s Tail, maps an area of west London as it explores multiple generations of immigrants. The book’s first tale, Arrival, recently won the Galley Beggar short story prize, while Jon McGregor has praised, We Move for its “excellent stories, told with skill and verve”. Johal works in children’s publishing and lives in London with his parents.
We Move – 2022