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.
WE THAT ARE YOUNG was Amazon book of the month in August 2018, a top 10 Book of the Year in The Sunday Times, Book of the year in the Guardian, the Spectator, The Hindu, and a top 10 Literary Fiction Book of the Year in Library Journal. It is being made into a major international TV series by Gaumont.
'Powerful, engrossing... perfectly constructed, magnificently written.'
- Jim Crace, Author of HARVEST, Chair of judges, the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018
She is a Contributing Editor for the multi-award winning independent press
AND OTHER STORIES.
As a Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow at Warwick University she researches cultural rights in conflict-affected zones. As an AHRC/ BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker she broadcasts for Radio 3 and 4 on world literature and culture.
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. The novella was published in 2015 and was made into a promenade theatre piece for Norwich Festival and the Free Word Centre in 2018.
image by Rory O' Bryen