Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti is an Atlanta-based award-winning writer, teacher, and Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle, who Electric Literature recently named one of 9 Essayists of Color You Should Know About. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Guernica, The Paris Review, Al Jazeera, The Georgia Review, The Week, The Atlantic, Longreads, Vice, NPR, Quartz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rewire News, Pacific Standard, NBC, The Guardian, the New York Times, Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and elsewhere. She has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, a 2017 Best of the Net nomination, a 2018 first place award and a 2017 honorable mention 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 All Things Considered 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. Her collection of essays about identity is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, and she has recently completed two novels.