Monica Ali is a bestselling writer whose work has been translated into 26 languages and nominated for several accolades, including the Booker Prize and the George Orwell Prize. She is the author of five books: Brick Lane, Alentejo Blue, In the Kitchen, Untold Story and Love Marriage. The success of these books led to Monica being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a lifetime honour that gives her the opportunity to support other writers and readers.