Shrabani Basu


Country: UK/India

Shrabani Basu is a London-based journalist and bestselling author. Her books include For King and Another CountryVictoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest ConfidantSpy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan; and Curry, The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. Victoria & Abdul has been made into a major film starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.

Shrabani Basu adalah seorang jurnalis asal London dan penulis ternama. Buku karyanya termasuk For King and Another Country; Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant; Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan; dan Curry, The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. Victoria & Abdul telah difilmkan dengan pemeran Judi Dench dan Ali Fazal.

Appearing in

Main Program: Biographical Boundaries

The best biographers have an eye for real life stories with something timeless to tell. From research to revelation, our panel unpacks the art of writing real lives: when do …


Main Program: Ladies to the Front

From a queen’s chambers to a modern day writing group with an erotic twist, from finding one’s voice to exuberant elderhood, for these writers women’s stories are essential. They talk …


Main Program: Shrabani Basu: Victoria & Abdul

Shrabani Basu was on holiday when she noticed several captivating portraits of an Indian servant to Queen Victoria. She would go on to uncover the story of Abdul Karim, 24-year-old …


Workshop: Hidden Histories

Hunting for original sources, combining journalism with archival research and building an irresistible narrative have been the foundations of Shrabani Basu’s bestselling books. This workshop will equip you with some …