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 Newsday, 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, first place in the essay category in 2018 and an honorable mention in the essay category in 2017 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, first place in the 2015 Prime Number Magazine creative nonfiction contest, two "notable" mentions in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017, and most recently she won an award for Outstanding Story on Any Subject from the South Asian Journalists Association and the Fourth Estate Fellowship from the Sundress Academy of the Arts. 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.