Archna Sharma

Archna relaunched Neem Tree Press in late 2018 after returning to the UK from many years living in the US and the Middle East. The press is a vibrant, independent publishing house producing books that change and broaden perspectives. Dedicated to the enthusiastic discovery of both British and international literature, the press is global in scope, with titles under contract from across the world. Neem Tree Press books have been showcased at BBC Radio, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, New York City’s Smithsonian Design Museum, among others. Two of our translated YA books by Ahlam Bsharat, Code Name: Butterfly and Trees for the Absentees have been shortlisted for many awards, including the 2020 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, the Palestine Book Awards and the Global Literature In Libraries YA Prize. The press was also awarded a PEN translate grant for The Djinn’s Apple, to be translated by Sawad Hussain and a grant by the Romanian Cultural Institute for The Book of Perilous Dishes, a book by the best-selling author, Doina Rusti. Archna studied medicine at Cambridge University and worked in investment banking in London and New York. In addition to running Neem Tree Press, she provides strategic and financial advice to healthcare companies. She had never worked in publishing prior to starting Neem Tree Press.