When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy

From one of India’s boldest and most badass young voices, When I Hit You is a dazzling and provocative novel of an abusive marriage.Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back – a …


Mark Nicholas and Robert Wainwright triumph at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2017

25 May 2017

Allen & Unwin sports titles A Beautiful Game (Mark Nicholas) and The Maverick Mountaineer (Robert Wainwright) were both announced as the winners in their categories at last night’s Cross Sports Book Awards 2017. Mark Nicholas, one of cricket’s finest broadcasters won The Cricket Book of the Year in a category judged by Sky Sports Bob Willis, Paul Allot and Isa Guha for his memoir A Beautiful Game: My love affair with Cricket. The Times Biography of the Year was handed to acclaimed biographer Robert Wainwright accounting the story of The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George I …