Preti Taneja

Preti Taneja is a writer and activist. Her debut novel We that are Young is a translation of King Lear set in contemporary India, and her second book is Aftermath, a lament on trauma, terror, prison and grief. Her writing has been published in The White Review, the Guardian, Vogue India, the New Statesman and in anthologies of short stories, essays, literary criticism and prose poetry.

Preti has taught writing in prisons, worked with arts practitioners around the world mediating their own conflict and post conflict zones, and with young people across deprived parts of the UK who want to get published.

She is Professor of World Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle.