Tajinder Singh Hayer was born in Bradford in 1980. He grew up there, but is now based in Walsall and lectures in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has written stage plays for Freedom Studios (North Country in 2016), the Leeds Playhouse (Players, 2005; Mela, 2008) and Menagerie (In this house, 2006). He has written audio dramas for BBC Radio 3 (The one that got away, 2006), BBC Radio 4 (If you can’t stand the heat, 2007; ID, 2010), the BBC Asian Network (We’re not getting married, 2010; Ask Mina, 2012) and Ragged Edge Productions (Tidelands, 2020). He has also written for CBeebies (Numtums, 2014). He won the BBC’s The Spin radio competition with his play People Like Me in 2003. He has been a writer on attachment at the Leeds Playhouse, BBC Radio Drama Manchester and the National Theatre. He’s currently under commission with Big Finish Productions. He was one of three winners of the 2021 Papatango Prize with Ghost Stories from an Old Country.
Tajinder Singh Hayer is represented by Frances Arnold