PRETI TANEJA

WE THAT ARE YOUNG is the critically acclaimed debut novel by PRETI TANEJA

Galley Beggar Press (UK)

A.A Knopf, (USA and Canada)

Editions de l’Observatoire (France)

Rebel with a Cause (Denmark)

Tamir\\Sendik (Israel)

CH Beck (Germany)

Penguin Random House (India)

 

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

 

For two years she worked with disadvantaged young people from across the UK for the charity HEADLINERS, and 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.

 

She is 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.

 

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

 

 

2019

 

In 2019, Preti is a judge for the inaugural ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION.

 

She will also be doing a very few public readings, classes and events....

 

Feb 13th: Stapleford Granary, Cambridge: Reading, Q +  A

Winner of the prestigious Desmond Elliot Prize, WE THAT ARE YOUNG explores power, money and social injustice in the corporate world of New Delhi. It also looks at the painful effects of partition in Kashmir.

tickets here

 

Mar 1-7: ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK, Australia

Preti will be speaking on three panels about her work at this world renowned festival. She will also be teaching a masterclass on Shakespeare and translation for The Writers Centre, Australia.

 

May 25: WORD FACTORY MASTERCLASS: FINDING YOUR VOICE, London

more details soon....

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image by Rory O' Bryen