Preti Taneja teaches writing in prisons and universities. She is the 2019 UNESCO Fellow in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia, a Leverhulme Research Fellow in writing and cultural rights at Warwick University and an honorary Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. Her novel We That Are Young (Galley Beggar Press/AA Knopf/Vintage) won the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize for the UK’s best debut of the year, and was listed for awards including the Folio Prize, the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses, the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award (India), and Europe’s premier award for a work of world literature: the Prix Jan Michalski. It was a book of the month for Amazon, and book of the year in the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and the Spectator, and in India’s The Hindu newspaper. It achieved starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal, where it was also a top 10 literary fiction pick of the year for 2018. We That Are Young has been translated into several languages and is currently in development as a major international TV series with Gaumont US.