Bhavit Mehta has worked as a publisher, translator and festival director. He studied Biological Sciences and worked in a research environment at UCL before entering the world of children’s books in 2009, writing and publishing tales from India under his own imprint Saadhak Books. Between 2010 and 2014 Bhavit co-directed the South Asian Literature Festival, which took place in London and across the UK.
He has worked closely with the International Board on Books for Young People, the Society of Young Publishers, Eastside Educational Trust and English PEN, mainly on translation and creative writing projects, and has been an adviser to the British Centre for Literary Translation. In recent years Bhavit has worked with UK and international writers and collaborated with literature partners while working for the British Council and the Commonwealth Foundation. Bhavit has a personal interest in stories from around the world and their impact on cultural relations.@bhavitmehta