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

'Preti Taneja’s beautiful novella is evocative, elegant, sparse and yet enormously full... 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 JULY 2017.

 

Read more about it here, and pre-order 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...

UPCOMING READINGS AND EVENTS 2017

 

11 FEB: HARD WORDS: REFUGEE SHAKESPEARE

WARWICK UNIVERSITY

 

1 MARCH: BBC RADIO 3 FREE THINKING SPECIAL:

THE VICEROY'S HOUSE - dir. Gurinder Chadha

 

17-19 MARCH: CREATING MODERN INDIA

THE ESSAY: BBC RADIO 3 FREE THINKING FESTIVAL,

SAGE GATESHEAD