Preti Taneja teaches writing in prisons and universities. Her debut novel We That Are Young (UK: Galley Beggar Press) has been listed for awards including the Prix Jan Michalski and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award. It was a 2017 Book of the year in the Guardian, Spectator and others, and a Library Journal Book of the Year top 10 literary fiction pick in 2018. It won the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize for the best UK debut of the year. It is being translated into several languages and is published in the USA by A.A Knopf.