PRETI TANEJA

 

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'With its beautifully sculpted surfaces and terrifying depths, this novella literally took my breath away.'  - Maureen Freely

'Preti Taneja is a writer to watch, no doubt about it.'

- Deborah Levy

UPCOMING EVENTS AND READINGS: 

 

30 SEPTEMBER: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

EDINBURGH  LITERATURE SEMINAR ON SYRIAN SHAKESPEARE

13 OCTOBER: WARWICK UNIVERSITY

WRITER'S SEMINAR ON WE THAT ARE YOUNG

22 OCTOBER: CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

ON THE RELEVANCE OF GLOBAL SHAKESPEARE

26 OCTOBER: TARA ARTS LONDON

ON ALL-BLACK HAMLETS

'Preti Taneja’s beautiful novella is evocative, elegant, sparse and yet enormously full. A story that, to many of us, might seem ‘other’, becomes inclusive and deeply engaging, all of it woven from a single loose thread.'  - Stella Duffy

Preti's debut novel, WE THAT ARE YOUNG, a 'superb' retelling of

Shakespeare's King Lear set in contemporary India, will be published by

 GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS in 2017.

 

Read more about it here

 

The book grew out of her fascination with Indian public and political life, and is set against the incendiary anti-corruption protests that swept the country in 2012.

Preti travelled and lived in New Delhi and Kashmir during the writing of this book, gathering insights from people from all walks of society, from street sweepers to the super rich. Read more about her research here...