BBC Radio 4 appearance

I appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 27th June 2022 – my essay dispatching on the UK’s beaches and waxing lyrical about my love of the coast including a walk on Chesil Beach, and I was also delighted to close the programme with a discussion launching the show’s callout for listeners’ favourite beaches. If any commissioners out there would like me to be their regular beach correspondent just get in touch via the Contact page!

Anita Sethi on Chesil Beach, 2022

RADIO: Presenting Fiction Uncovered 87.9 FM

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During Independent Booksellers Week, Fiction Uncovered 87.9 FM took to the airwaves and I had the pleasure of presenting a day of debate, panels and author interviews, the first day presented by Louise Doughty.

Some photos from the day are below and the podcasts shall be up soon at fictionuncovered.co.uk/radio.

We broadcast live from Foyles booksellers, whose Green Room has an impressive board filled with author autographs of those who have read at the store; spot the signatures in the background of the first photograph below!

Panel discussions including “Writing and the Online Space” (second photograph below; thanks @Teditor) and the “new gatekeepers” of fiction ignited plenty of lively debate and my interviewees included James Meek, Charlotte Mendelson, Gabriel Gbadamosi, and Francesca Segal.

Fiction Uncovered celebrates our best British fiction writers and a theme throughout the day was not only uncovering fiction but also how fiction itself has the power to uncover hidden realms of thought and emotion.

Browsing through the bookshop later, the beauty of the book as an aesthetic object is everywhere apparent, and the day also explored the ways in which the worldwide web might enhance – rather than detract from – their power.

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I’ve had a variety of articles published in the past few weeks including: a travel feature on Singapore in The National, a feature on “journeys with treasured objects” in Psychologies Magazine, an interview with Ben Okri in The National, and book reviews of “Noon” by Aatish Taseer, “Beautiful Thing” by Sonia Faleiro, and “The Sly Company of People Who Care” by Rahul Bhattacharya in The Independent.