Simar Preet Kaur

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2017, 2018, 2019


Feb 2024 - May 2024

Jan 2018 - Dez 2018

Born 1983 in New Delhi/India.

Simar Preet Kaur is a writer based in the Indian Himalayas. She has contributed features and narrative essays to publications including Commonwealth Writers’ adda, National Geographic Traveler and Papercuts, and has been the editor of the travel magazine JetWings.

Since 2013 Simar has been pursuing a mountainous project – a book researched and written in collaboration with truck drivers along a high-altitude road – which received the 2022 PEN America/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History. She was awarded the British Council’s Charles Wallace Fellowship at University of Stirling/Scotland in 2016 and a Sangam House Fellowship in 2015.

In 2024, Simar Preet Kaur is a fellow in the transdisciplinary fellowship program »Field Trip« – a cooperation between Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior Konstanz.