Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay, India, and lives in London. He is a contributing editor for Indian business newspaper Mint and Caravan magazine. He also chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee and is a senior adviser – global issues – at the Institute for Human Rights and Business in London. He has won awards for his journalism, including the Red Ink Award from the Mumbai Press Club for human rights journalism in 2015. He is the author of three works of non-fiction – Offence: The Hindu Case, about the rise of Hindu nationalism and its implications for free expression; The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy and Detours: Songs of the Open Road. He is currently writing a book about Gujaratis.
Salil Tripathi’s participation in the Newcastle Writers Festival is supported by Griffith Review.