Preti Taneja

Preti Taneja was born and grew up in the UK, and now teaches writing in prisons and in universities. Her novel WE THAT ARE YOUNG (Galley Beggar Press, 2017) was a book of the year including in The Sunday Times, the Spectator, and the Guardian; it has been translated into multiple languages and is published in North America by AA Knopf. It is currently in development as a major TV series with the makers of 'Narcos', Gaumont.

WE THAT ARE YOUNG has also been nominated for several international awards including the Rathbones FOLIO Prize, the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses, India's Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and Europe's most prestigious award for a work of world literature, the Prix Jan Michalski. It won the UK's Desmond Elliot Prize for the best debut novel of 2018.


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