Anita Sethi is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster contributing to national and intermational newspapers, magazines, radio and television. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman, Granta, Times Literary Supplement, The National, Psychologies, Harpers Bazaar, Time Out and BBC Travel among others and she is a regular panellist and cultural commentator on various radio shows, having appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, and Al Jazeera.
She is recipient of a Penguin/decibel Prize, Arts Council writing award and Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, has been published in several anthologies and books including From There to Here, Roads Ahead and The Book Club Bible, and is currently completing a novel, short stories and travel book.
She has appeared at festivals and events around the world including the Hay Festival, Southbank Centre, Manchester Literature Festival, Ideas Festival Bristol, DSC South Asian Literature Festival, Cambridge Wordfest, and Jonathan Cape Poetry Day and is literary blogger for the Southbank Centre.
She has written dispatches from around the world including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, interviewed leading writers, artists and politicians, and worked as a critic, columnist and feature writer.
She was born in Manchester and read English at Cambridge.