Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal

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Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal (born 1974) is a British journalist and writer.

Early life[edit]

Dhaliwal was born in Greenford, London and his parents were first-generation Punjabi immigrants. Dhaliwal was raised a non-practising Sikh and state-school educated before going on to Nottingham University to read English and American literature.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2000, while working as a radio journalist for the BBC, Dhaliwal was sent to interview Liz Jones, then editor of Marie Claire. They married in 2002 and divorced in 2007.


Dhaliwal's first novel Tourism was published in 2006 and received mixed reviews. Described as 'brilliant'[2] in The Daily Telegraph, Julie Burchill thought it was 'touched with genius'[3].

Dhaliwal currently works as a freelance journalist, based in London, having resided for a while in New Delhi. He writes for The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mail, and the Evening Standard and extensively for the Indian and international press.


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