Anita 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, as well as bookshops including Waterstones and Foyles.

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 Ambassador for Journalism at the Emerging Writers Festival and a writing fellow at the Wheeler Centre of Writing, Books & Ideas.

She regularly chairs events at festivals, book shops and other venues and has conducted  live-interviews on stage with a range of high-profile names including Louis de Bernieres, Tracey Thorn, Vikram Seth, Ian Rankin, Zadie Smith, Anne Michaels, Harriet Harman, Paul Theroux, and Ben Okri among others.





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