Susheila Nasta

Susheila Nasta is Editor of Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary Writing she founded in 1984 and Chair of Modern Literature at the Open University. She has published widely in the field of contemporary, postcolonial, Caribbean, South Asian and Black British literatures. Her publications include, Home Truths (2002), Writing Across Worlds (2004), India in Britain (2012) and Asian Britain: A Photographic History (2013). Since 2007, she has led a major public engagement project on Asian Britain which has begun to deconstruct the common myth that it was only after the large economic migrations following WW2 that Asians began to contribute to all levels to British life. See: Currently writing a group biography, The Bloomsbury Indians, she is also editing for Cambridge University Press, the first major history of Black and Asian Writing in Britain. In 2011, she received an MBE for her services to black and Asian literatures.