Transworld Publishers has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in a debut memoir entitled Stitched Up by prison Doctor Shahed Yousaf, from Simon Trewin.
Dr Shahed Yousaf is a prison doctor dedicated to caring for people on the margins of society. An outsider on the inside, in Stitched Up he introduces us to a cast of unforgettable characters, including killers, con men and auto-cannibals. To Dr Yousaf, they are patients first and prisoners second – because any one of us could end up on the wrong side of the law. He tells us honestly and compassionately what it’s like to be their doctor in a system that’s chronically overcrowded, drastically under-resourced and all too easy to ignore.
Sharika Teelwah, editor at Transworld, says: ‘Shahed is as much a writer as he is a doctor – and he’s an excellent doctor. He uses his exceptional storytelling skills, which have been nurtured by Kit de Waal, to create a rollercoaster reading experience. Stitched Up is by turns moving and hard-hitting, and it opens your eyes to a prison system that is struggling to be fit for purpose. It’s a book that demands to be read and should spark a conversation that needs to be had.’
STITCHED-UP publishes in July 2022 and all enquiries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org