Sathnam Sanghera (born Wolverhampton, 1976) is an award-winning journalist and author.
Early life and education
Sathnam Sanghera was born to Punjabi parents in Wolverhampton in 1976. His parents had emigrated to the UK in 1968. He was raised as a Sikh. At the age of ten he worked part-time in a sewing factory. He attended Wolverhampton Grammar School and graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in English Language and Literature in 1998.
Before becoming a writer Sathnam worked at a burger chain, a hospital laundry, a market research firm, a sewing factory and a literacy project in New York. As a student he worked at the Express and Star in Wolverhampton and dressed up as a "news bunny" for L!VE TV. Between 1998 and 2006 he was a reporter and feature writer for the Financial Times.
- The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton. Published by Penguin, 2008; Paperback: 2009, ISBN 0141028599.
- Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards, 2002.
- Article of the Year in the 2005 Management Today Writing Awards.
- Newspaper Feature of the Year, Workworld Media Awards.
- Journalist of the Year, Watson Wyatt Awards, 2006 and 2009.
- Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award, 2009
- Shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize, 2009.
- Winner, Mind Book of the Year, 2009.
- Honorary Doctor of Letters for services to journalism, University of Wolverhampton, September 2009.
- President's Medal, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2010.
- Costa Book Awards (First Novel) shortlisted for Marriage Material
- "Biog". Sathnam Sanghera. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- O'Hara, Mary (August 19, 2009). "Interview: Sathnam Sanghera, author of a candid memoir about mental illness". The Guardian. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- Mark Brown (26 November 2013). "Costa book awards 2013: late author on all-female fiction shortlist". The Guardian. Retrieved November 27, 2013.