PRETI TANEJA

Preti's debut novel WE THAT ARE YOUNG is published in the UK by Galley Beggar Press, and in India by Penguin Random House. In 2018, it will be published in the USA and Canada by A.A Knopf, and has sold around the world, including Editions de l’Observatoire (France), Rebel with a Cause (Denmark), and Tamir\\Sendik (Israel) and CH Beck (Germany).

 

Read her short blog for PRHI about writing the book here

 

Preti's novella, KUMKUM MALHOTRA won the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize in 2014.

 

For two years Preti worked with disadvantaged young people from across the UK for the charity HEADLINERS, and now teaches writing in prisons for LEARNING TOGETHER with Jesus College, Cambridge Universty.

 

She is a Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow at Warwick University working in the department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice until 2020, and an AHRC/ BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, broadcasting for Radio 3 and 4 on world literature and culture. She is one of Hay Festival's 30 under 40 thinkers whose ideas will shape the world in the next 30 years.

 

With Ben Crowe she co-founded ERA Films, a collective working on issues as diverse as Iraq’s refugee crisis, in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide and with women in slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya and on major interactive multimedia documentaries for migrant workers rights.

 

Preti co founded and edits VISUAL VERSE, the anthology of art and words, bringing the freshest new writing from around the world to a global audience.

 

WE THAT ARE YOUNG on BBC RADIO 4's START THE WEEK

 

 

 

EVENTS 2018:

 

20 July: SPEAKY SPOKEY, BRIGHTON, UK

8PM: Cabaret Night for 'Others' a collection of work by leading writers - all proceeds from sales of the book go to refugee and anti-hate charities.

 

22 AUG: WATERSTONE'S GOWER STREET, UK

7pm: We That Are Young in conversation with Manu Joseph

 

8 SEPT: POLITICS AND PROSE BOOKSTORE, WASHINGTON DC

We That Are Young in conversation

 

12 SEPT: HARVARD BOOKSTORE, BOSTON, USA

We That Are Young in conversation

 

16 SEPT: BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, NYC

We That Are Young, Reading

 

20 SEPT: ASIA CENTRE NYC, USA

- We that are young in conversation with James Shapiro

 

21-23 SEPT: ZEE JLF, BOULDER COLORADO, USA

- Trickster Feminism: In conversation with Ann Waldman

- Shakespeare Lives: Preti Taneja, Sabrina Dhawan and Chigozie Obioma in conversation with Ami Dayan

 

24 SEPT: ELIOT BAY BOOKS SEATTLE, USA

We That Are Young, in conversation

 

SEPT 26: CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

We That Are Young, in conversation

 

OCT 25: AAW, NYC

We That Are Young, in conversation

 

NOV: CAMBRIDGE LITERATURE FESTIVAL, UK

Jhalak Prize Panel

 

DEC : NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY WRITERS' CENTRE, UK

We That Are Young in conversation

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image by Rory O' Bryen