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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Preti Taneja. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Preti Taneja, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Preti Taneja. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Preti Taneja, often where they are interviewed.

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Galley Beggar Podcast #9 Preti Taneja

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"I last saw Jeet at the last public event I attended before the UK’s pandemic lockdown – it was in London, for a memorial. After the service, we drank, and talked; and mingled briefly in the crowd; we parted without saying goodbye.
So this book as an object holds layers of meaning: memories of travel and of both happy and sad times spent with friends."

Preti Taneja thinks about the writer Jeet Thayil and reads from Fulcrum NO. 4, an edition in which Thayil edited a selection of 56 Indian poets under the (beautiful!) title Give the Sea Change and It Shall Change.

Writers Preti references include: Henry Derozio, Nissim Ezekiel, Srikanth Reddy, Mukta Sambrani. She also discusses Threads, by Sandeep Parmar, Bhanu Kapil and Nisha Ramayya and Debt Night, a piece she herself wrote in Detours.

FULCRUM No. 4, 2005



To find out more about Jeet Thayil, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeet_Thayil

And here's a conversation with Preti and Jeet: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/09/jeet-thayil-interview-man-booker-narcopolis-book-chocolate-saints

Preti's novel We that are young is available here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/new-page-1
May 01 2020 · 28mins
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Conversation with Prize Winning Novelist Preti Taneja

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Preti Taneja

I had a delightful conversation with Preti whose recent novel We That are Young has received many rave reviews and prizes.

She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle and teaches Creative Writing in prisons for LEARNING TOGETHER, Cambridge Universty.

Preti is also a New Generation Thinker and broadcasts for Radio 3 and 4 on world literature and culture.

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Alice Coltrane : Journey in Satchidananda

British Grime



Nick Cave: The Boatman’s Call

Live Concerts

Gil Scott Heron


Adrienne Rich, Collected Poems

Claudia Rankine: Citizen: An American Lyric


Mark Haddon: The Porpoise: A Novel


Mood for Love


Both directed by Wong Kar-wai


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Apr 24 2020 · 36mins

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Isolation Station #2 - Preti Taneja, Lear and Toilet Paper Books

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Today Preti Taneja joins us on the Isolation Station to talk about her Desmond Elliott award-winning novel We That are Young, what Shakespeare really did in quarantine, and the need for compassion, connection and creativity. Plus we introduce a new feature you can play along with at home, and announce our next guest.


Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Mar 24 2020 · 53mins
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Ep 56: We That Are Young with Preti Taneja

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Anna and Amanda sit down with Preti Taneja to discuss her book We That Are Young, a modern-day King Lear set in India.

A Sunday Times Book of the Year, Guardian Book of the Year, Spectator Book of the Year and winner of the 2018 Desmond Elliott prize, it's a sweeping tale with wonderful characters and a mix of elite India, corruption and poverty.  It's a superb book, now being adapted for television

Preti recommends The Sellout by Paul Beatty and the podcasts YYY and So Many Damn Books.

Coming up: The Lost Man with Jane Harper and The Great Believers with Rebecca Makkai.

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Mar 12 2019 · 36mins

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Preti Taneja

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Michael Berkeley talks to the writer Preti Taneja about her wide-ranging love of music, from Indian gazals and ragas to Vivaldi and Shostakovich.

Preti Taneja’s debut novel We That Are Young won last year’s Desmond Elliott prize and huge critical acclaim, after being rejected as ‘commercially unviable’ by multiple publishers in both London and Delhi.

It’s a reworking of King Lear, set in contemporary India, and tells the story of a battle for power within a rich and turbulent Delhi family.

Before she found success as a novelist Preti worked as a journalist, as a human rights campaigner, and as a teacher of writing in places as diverse as universities, prisons, youth charities and refugee camps - and she chooses a song by Ilham al Madfai that reminds her of working in Jordan with minority communities who had fled the war in Iraq.

Preti talks about the music that reminds her of childhood holidays in Delhi, how she uses music in her writing, and why King Lear resonates so clearly in the India of today.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3, produced by Jane Greenwood.
Feb 10 2019 · 34mins
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Novel Writers: The Warm Up with Preti Taneja

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Preti Taneja discusses her novel We That Are Young.

Novel Writers is a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. Each month, Spike Island and Bristol Festival of Ideas invite exciting debut novelists to come to Bristol and introduce their book. 'The Warm Up' podcast is a cosy introduction to the event, where we ask the writer about the making of their book; the story before the story. Interviews are by Bristol-based writer and translator Julie Fuster.

Dec 21 2018 · 37mins
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102: Preti Taneja (WE THAT ARE YOUNG) & Ahmed Saadawi's FRANKENSTEIN IN BAGHDAD

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It's a celebration of stories in translation (both linguistically and narratively), indie bookstores, and bourbon on the latest SMDB when Preti Taneja joins the guys in the Damn Library. Her debut novel, We That Are Young, provokes conversation about India and King Lear while her book-club-pick Frankenstein in Baghdad gets the room talking about translation. Plus, Drew mentions spooky reading! Again!

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Nov 27 2018 · 45mins
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LOVE - Preti Taneja - COMPASSION

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Preti Taneja teaches writing in prisons and universities. Her novel We That Are Young (Galley Beggar) won the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize for the year's best debut.
Nov 24 2018 · 29mins
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Preti Taneja

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I was fortunate enough to walk and talk with the author, activist and academic, Preti Taneja. Over the course of our stroll we discussed her award-winning debut novel We That Are Young, her experiences in India, her road to publication and teaching creative writing in prison.
Aug 16 2018 · 50mins
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The Riff Raff: Episode 35 - Preti Taneja

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The Riff Raff chat to Desmond Elliott prize nominee Preti Taneja about her state of the nation novel, We That Are Young. We discuss basing your book on a pre-exiting narrative, how to cover big themes without sacrificing plot and using characters as a tool to convey political ideas. Quality iffy at very end due to poor connection! Music: www.bensound.com.
Jun 18 2018 · 37mins