Anita Sethi was born and grew up in Manchester. She is a journalist, writer and critic and has written for publications including The Guardian, Observer, Granta, TLS, and appeared on BBC radio. She has been published in several anthologies including Common People, the Seasons nature writing anthology, Seaside Special, We Mark Your Memory and is forthcoming in Women on Nature. She is a Judge of the British Book Awards 2019 and has been a Judge of the Costa Book Awards. She has interviewed many writers, artists and musicians and appeared at festivals around the world, including in Melbourne, the Maldives, and Manchester.