Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist for over twenty years.

On BBC television she has presented, among other shows, Daily Politics, The Heaven and Earth Show and Newsnight. She is currently the presenter of Any Answers on BBC Radio 4.

Anita is the author of Sophia: Princess Suffragette, Revolutionary – the biography of an Indian Princess, goddaughter of Queen Victoria, who became a leading suffragette – and most recently, The Patient Assassin, which won the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for 2020. She is also the co-author of Koh-i-noor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond. She lives in west London.

The 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction judges