Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti is a board member and Vice President of Membership for the National Book Critics Circle, a creative writing teacher, and an award-winning essayist who writes about books, race, immigration, and social justice.

Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Al Jazeera, The Georgia Review, The Week, The Atlantic, Longreads, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Vice, NPR, Quartz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rewire News, Splinter, Pacific Standard, NBC, The Guardian, Literary Hub, the New York Times, Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and elsewhere. She’s received three Pushcart Prize nominations, one Best of the Net 2017 nomination, a 2017 first place award in the first person essay category from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, a 2016 honorable mention in the first person 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 Best American Essays 2017. She's appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting's All Things Considered and The Breakroom, as well as Islam Channel's The Report.

Anjali is a graduate of Duke University, Washington University School of Law, and the MFA program in creative writing at Queens University in Charlotte, where she studied fiction. She teaches creative nonfiction at the Etowah Valley Writers Institute, the low-residency MFA program at Reinhardt University, and has taught essay-writing classes at the Decatur Writers Studio and Hub City Writers Project. She has been awarded writers’ residencies at The Hambidge Center, Rivendell Writers’ Colony and Wildacres.

She lives near Atlanta, where she has recently completed her first two novels.