Anita Sethi is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who has written for national and international newspapers and magazines including the Guardian and Observer, Independent, Independent on Sunday, i paper, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The National, New Statesman, Granta, Harpers Bazaar, Times Literary Supplement and BBC Travel among others. In broadcasting she has appeared as a guest critic and commentator, panellist and co-presenter on several channels including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the World Service, and ABC Australia. She is recipient of a Penguin/decibel Prize, Arts Council writing award, and Travelling Fellowship. She was a finalist for Journalist of the Year at the Asian Media Awards. She has been published in various anthologies and is currently completing a book.
She has appeared variously as a speaker, presenter and chair-person/interviewer at the Hay Festival, Southbank Centre, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Latitude Festival, Green Man Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, Ideas Festival, RichMix and Jonathan Cape Poetry Day, among others. She has participated in festivals and events around in the world including in Trinidad & Tobago, Kerala, Nairobi, the Maldives, Erbil (Iraq), and Melbourne Australia, where she was an International Writer in Residence and a writing fellow at the Wheeler Centre.
She has interviewed leading authors, musicians and public figures including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Billy Bragg, Louis de Bernieres, Vikram Seth, Ian Rankin, Paul Theroux, Tracey Thorn, Julian Cope, Michael Nyman, and has worked as a columnist, critic and feature writer.