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Bidisha

Bidisha
Besides Review, Bidisha appears on the World Service and Radio Four
Bidisha is a writer and novelist.

She started writing for i-D, Dazed+Confused, Oyster, NME and Volume at the age of 15. At 16 she wrote a regular column for the Big Issue and published her first novel, Seahorses, in 1997 when she was 18.

Her second novel, Too Fast to Live (2000) was published when she was 21. Her latest book is a travel memoir called Venetian Masters and was published in February 2008.

In 2001 Bidisha published The Stealth Corporation, a compendium of writing, photography and design featuring specially-commissioned pieces by Scarlett Thomas, Molly Jong-Fast, Alicia Erian and Lana Citron and images by Carolin Kurz, Louise Dignand and Zoe Mendelson.

Bidisha has also written weekly columns for the Independent and contributed to the Sunday Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, the Evening Standard and The List. She regularly writes for The Guardian and The Observer. She has also been contributing editor for feminist magazine Sibyl and style magazine 2nd Generation.

She often takes part in the radio programmes Front Row and Saturday Review as well as guest presenting for The World Service books show, The Word.

In 2003 and 2004 Bidisha was a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, Journalism and Ethics at The London College.

Bidisha is currently working on a new novel called Dust.


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