Tashan Mehta is a novelist whose interest lies in form and the fantastical, and how a dialogue between these elements may offer us new and collective ways of seeing.
Her debut novel, The Liar’s Weave, was published in 2017 and shortlisted for the Prabha Khaitan Woman's Voice Award. She was part of the 2015 and 2021 Sangam House International Writers' Residency (India) and was British Council Writer-in-Residence at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) in 2018.
In 2019, she participated in Fieldwork 0.2, a multidisciplinary residency exploring alternative infrastructures for the future. She was commissioned by the Barbican (London, UK) to create an artefact that captures the essence of this experience; On Unknown Things was printed for limited release in 2021.
She studied at the universities of Warwick and Cambridge, an education that allowed her to prise open and play with language; it also gave her an abiding love for tea. Her short stories feature in several anthologies, and she is working on her next novel.