Mahsuda’s book is one of 23 to be chosen for the major event. The list also includes titles by Margaret Atwood, Nick Hornby, Jess Kidd, Angie Thomas and Rio Ferdinand. The books will be be given away in care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and at numerous other venues and events.
Mahsuda tweeted: “This is one of my happiest announcements EVER. After years of dragging friends to @WorldBookNight events (and as a person who knows the true gift a free book can be)
#TheThingsWeThoughtWeKnew has been chosen as a #WorldBookNight book 2019 by @readingagency”
2019 is set to be a memorable year for Mahsuda as her second novel How to Find Home will be published in May.
Huge congratulations to this very talented writer.
Mahsuda won our 2014 competition with her powerful story, The Art of Flood Survival, which was published in our 7th anthology.