PRETI TANEJA

WE THAT ARE YOUNG is the award winning debut novel by PRETI TANEJA

It is published by the visionary GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS in the UK

and by the most radical and legendary publishers and editors around the world.

It will soon be a major TV series made by Gaumont.

 

'Powerful, engrossing... perfectly constructed, magnificently written.'

- Jim Crace, Author of HARVEST, Chair of judges, the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018

 

Read about the book's journey to publication here

 

Preti has worked extensively with disadvantaged young people across the UK for HEADLINERS; she also teaches writing in prisons for LEARNING TOGETHER with Jesus College, Cambridge Universty.

 

She is a Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow at Warwick University working on cultural rights in conflict-affected zones.

 

She is also an AHRC/ BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, broadcasting for Radio 3 and 4 on world literature and culture. And 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 including on migrant workers' rights.

 

With Kristen Harrison of THE CURVED HOUSE, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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