Kavita is a poet, novelist and essayist.
Kavita is the author of two books of poetry, Patina and Raincheck Renewed, and a novel Manual For A Decent Life, which won the Brighthorse Prize. Reviewers have said of her recent writing: “witty and wry, with a steely heart” and “brilliant, beguiling prose”.
Her work has appeared in anthologies and literary journals worldwide and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and European radio stations. Selected poems have been translated into Arabic, German, Punjabi, Spanish and Romanian. Her poem ‘Kabariwala’ is included in 100 Great Indian Poems published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She received the Eastern Eye Award for Literature, 2020, in recognition of her contribution, as a British Asian, to cultural life in the UK.
She enjoys collaborating with musicians and artists across a range of projects.
Kavita is the co-founder of ‘The Whole Kahani’ writers’ collective.