Anita Sethi is an award-winning writer, journalist 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 , Harpers Bazaar and BBC, among others. She has appeared as a guest panellist and commentator on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, and ABC Australia including the Richard Bacon Show, Simon Mayo Show, The Strand, Today, ABC Australia's 'The Conversation Hour'.
She has interviewed leading figures in culture and politics and worked as a columnist, critic and feature writer across the national press, writing humour columns, investigative features, and reviewing artists ranging from Toni Morrison to Take That. She has written dispatches from around the world including the Baluchestan desert, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the United States, and Australia. She was awarded a Travelling Fellowship and her travel writing can be found here. Shortlisted for Journalist of the Year at the Asian Media Awards 2016.
She has been published in anthologies and books including From There to Here, Solstice Shorts, Roads Ahead , and The Book Club Bible and is currently completing a book. 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 Latitude Festival , Southbank Centre, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Jonathan Cape Poetry Day, Observer Ideas Festival Bristol, Manchester Literature Festival, Cambridge Wordfest, Hay Festivals, NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad & Tobago, among others.
She has been an International Writer-in-Residence and Ambassador for Journalism at the Emerging Writers' Festival in Melbourne, Australia .
She was born in Manchester , UK .