School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters
Sathnam Sanghera was born in the West Midlands in 1976 and attended Wolverhampton Grammar School before heading to Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated with a first class degree in English Language and Literature.
His first book, The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Biography Award and the 2009 Mind Book of the Year. Between 1998 and 2006 Sathnam worked at The Financial Times as a news reporter in the UK and the US, and as Chief Feature Writer, before joining The Times in 2007.
He has won numerous prizes for his journalism, including Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2002.