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:

 

JANUARY 24 - 29: ZEE JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL, JAIPUR, INDIA

26: Revolutionary Poets: in conversation with Vishal Bhardwaj

29: Dystopian Fiction: We that are Young

 

FEB 3-5: TIMES of INDIA BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL

4: We That Are Young in Conversation

 

FEB 10-11: KOLKATA LITERATURE FESTIVAL 

11: We That Are Young in Conversation with Maya Jasanoff

 

FEB 19: REPUBLIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS PRIZE FOR SMALL PRESSES SHORT LIST ANNOUNCEMENT, MANCHESTER

Panel discussion on being published by small presses

 

FEB 23-25: ZURICH LITERATURE FESTIVAL: DAYS OF INDIAN LITERATURE, ZURICH

24: Carte Blanche - We That Are Young - reading 10pm

 

APRIL 11: CARAVANSERAIL BOOKSHOP, LONDON

On 'Politics and Translation' - in conversation with translators Will Firth,

John Hodgson and Ümit Hussein - 7pm

 

April 15: CAMBRIDGE LITERATURE FESTIVAL

In Conversation with Afua Hirsch on her new book BRIT(ISH) - 2.30pm

 

MAY 5: ALCHEMY FESTIVAL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON

Preti Taneja and Mona Arshi in conversation with Arifa Akbar

 

MAY 12: NORFOLK AND NORWICH FESTIVAL

KUMKUM MALHOTRA - A LIVE PERFORMANCE - 5.30pm & 7.30pm (FREE)

 

MAY 26: NORFOLK AND NORWICH FESIVAL

'OTHERS' - A PANEL DISCUSSION - 10 am

 

MAY 26th: BARE LIT FESTIVAL, LONDON

READING and Discussion - 4 pm

 

JUNE 9-10: ZEE JLF at the BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON

We That Are Young in Conversation

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

image by Rory O' Bryen