PRETI TANEJA

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

 

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, the New Statesman, Scroll.In and The Conversation. In 2017 she was selected as 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.

 

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

 

Her debut novel WE THAT ARE YOUNG is published in the UK by Galley Beggar Press. BUY THE LIMITED EDITION

 

Listen to Preti talk about WE THAT ARE YOUNG to Andrew Marr for BBC RADIO 4's START THE WEEK

 

 

 

 

EVENTS 2017:

 

 

3 JUNE: HAY FESTIVAL, WALES

 

4PM: INTRODUCING: WE THAT ARE YOUNG, CHAIRED BY ANIL DHARKER

 

5.30: IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL BEATTY, BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE SELLOUT

 

28 JULY: WE THAT ARE YOUNG, WITH ASIAN CULTURE VULTURE AND GLOBOOKS WATERSTONES PICCADILLY, LONDON 

 

21-22 AUGUST: EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL

 

21 AUGUST: WE THAT ARE YOUNG WITH RON BUTLIN, AUTHOR OF BILLIONAIRE'S BANQUET (GRANTA), 2.30PM

 

21 AUGUST: NEAR AND FAR: PRETI TANEJA IN CONVERSATION WITH

CYNAN JONES AND HENRIETTA ROSE INNES, 8.30PM

 

22 AUGUST: STARS OF INTERNATIONAL FICTION: PRETI TANEJA

IN CONVERSATION WITH PETINA GAPPAH AND AKHIL SHARMA , 2.00PM

 

21 SEPTEMBER: KENILWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

 

5 DECEMBER: SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, PARIS

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image by Rory O' Bryen