Mithu Sanyal is a novelist, academic and journalist. Born in Dusseldorf of an Indian mother and Polish father, she studied German and English literature. She writes on feminism, racism, post-colonialism and identity politics for a wide variety of media. Her books include a cultural history of the Vulva, and, Rape – from Lucrezia to #metoo. Her debut novel Identitti (2021) –“darkly comedic and linguistically inventive” – was shortlisted for the German Book Award and published in English in 2022 (V&Q Books), translated by Alta L Price. She has just finished a book on Emily Brontë.
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