Priya Basil born 1977 in London, England is a British author.
Her first novel, Ishq and Mushq, was published in 2007, short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize and long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her second novel, The Obscure Logic of the Heart, was published in June 2010. Expanding the theme of immigration, it was translated into German, Die Logik des Herzens. Priya grew up in Kenya returning to the UK to study English Literature at the University of Bristol.
With the support of the International Literature Festival Berlin Priya hosted a 24hour-live-online-reading by 80 authors from all over the world. Basil is one of the group of seven international writers who wrote the appeal, gathered the first 560 signatures from world-famous writers, and organized the global launch of the appeal. The other initiators are Juli Zeh, Ilija Trojanow Eva Menasse, Janne Teller, Isabel Cole and Josef Haslinger. The appeal was published through exclusive deals with leading newspapers in more than thirty countries worldwide.