Anita Sethi was born and grew up in Manchester. She is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, who has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, i, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, and BBC Wildlife, among others, and appeared on several programmes on the BBC, Sky and other international broadcast outlets.
Anita has been published in anthologies including Common People, the Seasons nature writing anthology and is forthcoming in Women on Nature. She has been shortlisted for Journalist of the Year at the Asian Media Awards and Writer of the Year at the Northern Soul Awards.
At a time of rising hate speech, I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain tells Anita's story of resistance and perseverance in the wake of being the victim of a hate crime on the TransPennine railway, as she embarks on a symbolic journey to walk the Pennines, through the ancient and beautiful landscapes of her birthplace.