Priya Basil is a writer and activist. Her most recent book is Be My Guest. In it she connects stories about her family's Indian-Kenyan traditions, her British heritage and life in Germany to make a passionate plea for hospitality in Europe. Her essays have been widely published, including in Lettre International, Die Zeit and The Guardian. She is co-founder of the platform Authors for Peace and co-founder and editor of the literary-political journal Rhinozeros - Europe in Transition. Priya sits on the advisory board of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights. In 2017, she initiated and remains actively engaged with a campaign for a European Public Holiday across the continent. Most recently, she is curator of Europe's Kitchen, a multidisciplinary, Europe-wide series of events conceived for the German EU Council Presidency from July to December 2020.