Anjali Enjeti is an Atlanta-based award-winning writer, teacher, and Membership VP of the National Book Critics Circle, who Electric Literature named one of 9 Essayists of Color You Should Know About. Her collection of essays about identity will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2020, and her debut novel, The Parted Earth, will be released by Hub City Press in 2021. She primarily writes about politics, social change, immigration, books, and culture. Her political column appears in ZORA magazine. Her other work has appeared in Newsday, The Nation, Guernica, Kirkus, The Paris Review, Al Jazeera, The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, Longreads, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rewire News, Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and elsewhere.
She is the recipient of the inaugural Fourth Estate Fellowship from Sundress Academy of the Arts; the 2018 & 2019 South Asian Journalists award for Outstanding Story on Any Subject; four Pushcart Prize nominations; a Best of the Net nomination; first place and an honorable mention in the essay category from the American Society of Journalists and Authors; first place in the 2015 Prime Number Magazine creative nonfiction contest; and two "notable" mentions in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017. She has appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting's On Second Thought and The Break Room, as well as Islam Channel's The Report.
A graduate of Duke University, Washington University School of Law, and the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, she teaches creative nonfiction in the Etowah Valley MFA program at Reinhardt University. She has been awarded writers’ residencies at The Hambidge Center and Wildacres.