Priya Basil is a writer and activist. She published books of fiction and non-fiction, plus numerous essays for various publications, including The Guardian and Lettre International. She is co-founder of Authors for Peace, and a co-founder and editor of the literary-political journal Rhinozeros. She has curated events for various cultural institutions, including the International Literature festival Berlin and the Goethe-Institut. Her latest book is Be My Guest, a hybrid text exploring hospitality in its widest sense.