Sairish Hussain is a Bradford based author and Research Fellow in Creative Writing. She studied English at the University of Huddersfield and progressed on to a Masters degree after being awarded the university's Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship. Sairish completed her PhD in 2019 and her debut novel, The Family Tree, was published by HarperCollins the following year. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Portico Prize and The Diverse Book Awards. It was also longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and won Calibre Audio's 'Hidden Gem' Award. Sairish is one of the finalists in the Women’s Prize & Good Housekeeping Futures Award 2022. She is now writing her second book.