PRETI TANEJA

Preti is a writer, broadcaster, filmmaker and human rights activist.

 

Her 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).

 

Preti's novella, KUMKUM MALHOTRA won the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize and is out now.

 

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 also writes for the Guardian, Observer, Index, Scroll and the Conversation. She is one of Hay Festival's 30 under 40 thinkers whose ideas will shape the world in the next 30 years.

 

Her fiction film and documentary work with Ben Crowe is critically acclaimed. Together, they founded ERA Films, 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 worldwide.

 

Preti co founded and edits Visual Verse, the online 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:

 

JANUARY 24 - 29: ZEE JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL,

26: Revolutionary Poets: in conversation with Vishal Bhardwaj

29: Dystopian Fiction: We that are Young in conversation

 

FEB 3-5: TIMES of INDIA BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL

 

FEB 10-11: KOLKATTA LITERATURE FESTIVAL

 

FEB 22: NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY WRITERS' CENTRE

 

FEB 23-25: ZURICH LITERATURE FESTIVAL

 

 

Preti Taneja 1 by Rory O'Bryen Preti Taneja 1 by Rory O'Bryen

image by Rory O' Bryen