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Preti Taneja

Date/Time: Cancelled due to Industrial Action on 22nd Feb

**Due to Industrial Action taking place on the 22nd February, the NCLA event featuring Preti Taneja has been cancelled**

Preti Taneja will be reading from, and in conversation about, her debut novel We That Are Young (Galley Beggar Press, 2017) a powerful retelling of King Lear set in contemporary New Delhi. Her first novella Kumkum Malhotra won the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize 2015; she is the editor of Visual Verse and is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. Preti has worked as a human rights reporter, filmmaker and editor in Jordan, Rwanda, and Kosovo, and co-founded ERA Films.

‘Revelatory...urgent and irresistible...One of the most exquisite and original novels of the year.’ The Sunday Times

‘Taneja’s novel is big, beautiful, and most of all bold... A masterpiece, and by a long way my book of the year.’ The Spectator