Bobby Nayyar is a programme manager, writer and publisher. He started his publishing career in 2005, when he became the first recipient of an Arts Council England bursary to train in publishing at Faber and Faber. He went on to join the marketing department at Little, Brown Book Group, rising to manage campaigns for the Virago and Abacus imprints.
In 2009, he founded his own publishing house, Limehouse Books, where he has published over 20 books. He has also managed Equality in Publishing, helping to set up the Publishing Equalities Charter, worked at Wasafiri Magazine to manage their digital presence. In 2018, he joined Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency, as programme manager working on their London Writers Awards project, prizes and workshops.
He has written two novels and a collection of poetry. His short stories have been published in the Mango Shake, Too Asian, Not Asian Enough, and The Book of Birmingham anthologies, plus journals including Wasafiri and Aesthetica. He lives in London.