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Taneja, Preti

Preti Taneja

Elected: 2023

Image credit: Suki Dhanda

Preti Taneja is a writer and activist whose critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction has won and been nominated for awards including the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize, and the Prix Jan Michalski. Her stories and prose-poetry are widely anthologised, and her work translated into several languages. Born in the UK, she lives in Newcastle upon Tyne where she is Professor of World Literature and Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

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