Anita Sethi is an award-winning writer, journalist and critic 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.

She is the author of I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain (Bloomsbury, Spring 2021), the first in her nature writing trilogy, to be followed by Nocturne (Bloomsbury, June 2022) and Forces (Bloomsbury, April 2024).

She is forthcoming in the new anthology  Women on Nature edited by Katharine Norbury and is also a contributor to the collections Common People edited by Kit de Waal, the Seasons nature writing anthology edited by Melissa Harrison, Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self edited by Joanna Cannon, Seaside Special: Postcards from the Edge edited by Jenn Ashworth, We Mark Your Memory edited by David Dabydeen, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen andTina K. Ramnarine,  Our History of the 20th Century, Solstice Shorts, Roads Ahead and From There to Here: True Tales of Immigration to Britain.

She has been shortlisted for Writer of the Year at the Northern Soul Awards 2018. She is recipient of a Society of Authors grant, Penguin/decibel Prize, Arts Council writing award, and Travelling Fellowship and was a finalist for Journalist of the Year at the Asian Media Awards.


On the Seasons nature writing anthology contribution: “Beautiful, really moving”– MELISSA HARRISON

On forthcoming piece in Women on Nature:  “Very powerful”


On contribution to Common People anthology:  “Brilliant”


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