'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
in JULY 2017.
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
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,