Anita Sethi is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman, Granta, Times Literary Supplement, and BBC, among others. In broadcasting she has appeared as a guest panellist and commentator on shows including the BBC's Richard Bacon Show, Simon Mayo Show, The Strand, the World Today, and Up All Night.
She has written dispatches from around the world including the Baluchestan desert, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, South America, Kenya, South Africa, Asia, the United States, and the Great Outback. She was awarded a Travelling Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and more of her travel writing can be found here.
She has interviewed leading figures in culture and politics including Paddy Ashdown, Jonathan Dimbleby, and Eartha Kitt and worked as a columnist, critic and feature writer across the national media, writing humour columns, investigative features, and reviewing artists ranging from Toni Morrison to Take That.
Her travel reportage, fiction, criticism and poetry have been published in anthologies and books including From There to Here, Roads Ahead, The Book Club Bible, and she is working on a novel.
She is recipient of a Penguin/decibel prize, Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, Arts Council writing award, and Dialogue Festival blogging award.
She has appeared at the Hay Festival, Oxfam Bookfest, Southbank Centre, Jonathan Cape Poetry Day, Manchester Literature Festival, DSC South Asian Literature Festival among others. She is a guest writer/blogger for Literature at the Southbank Centre.
Anita was born in Manchester and read English at Cambridge University.