Commonwealth Writers' Prize nominee
Priya Basil was born in London and grew up in Kenya. In 2002 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives. She’s published two novels and a novella, as well as numerous articles and essays for various publications, including The Guardian, Lettre International, Die Zeit, Neue Zürchner Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her work has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The Women in Publishing network recommended her for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014 Priya was invited to take up the prestigious Writers Lectureship at Tübingen University, Germany. In 2015 she received a stipend from the Berlin Senate. Priya is a co-founder of Authors for Peace, a political platform for writers and artists, established in 2010.