Preeti Gill is an independent editor and literary agent who has been part of the publishing industry for more than twenty years. She was Commissioning Editor (Fiction) at Kali for Women and Zubaan, and Rights Director at Zubaan. While at Zubaan she was responsible for building up an eclectic list of women writers from the North East region of India and curating an annual festival of literature and culture called Cultures of Peace.
She has worked extensively on issues of conflict and women in the North East of India and has edited a volume of essays on the region called The Peripheral Centre: Voices from India’s Northeast. She is co editor (along with Sanjoy Hazarika) of Bearing Witness: A Report on the Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam, and co editor (along with Uma Chakravarty) of Shadow Lives: Widowhood in India. Her forthcoming books include an edited anthology of murder stories by women writers (to be published by Harper Collins), an anthology of personal essays from the Northeast of India (Amaryllis) and an anthology of fiction, poetry and memoirs –the Best of the Northeast (Aleph Books). Her writing has appeared in a number of prestigious journals and anthologies like the recent 1984 in Memory and Imagination edited by VikramKapur (Amaryllis, 2016).
She has worked on a number of documentaries as scriptwriter and researcher, the latest being Rambuai: Mizoram’s ‘Trouble’ Yearswhich she has co produced along with Sanjoy Hazarika.
Preeti Gill has been working as a literary agent based in New Delhi since January 2015 and during this time has placed more than 28 books, both fiction and creative non-fiction, with well known publishers in Delhi including Harper Collins, Speaking Tiger, Aleph Books, Niyogi Books, Amaryllis, Vitasta etc. She handles the work of critically acclaimed (and award winning) authors like C S Lakshmi, Mridula Garg, AjeetCour, EasterineKire, MitraPhukan, Sanjoy Hazarika, SanjibBarua, Pratyaksha Sinha, ManjulaPadmanabhan and others.