Anjali Enjeti


Anjali Enjeti is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle, a journalist and award-winning essayist. She writes about books, race, culture, and social justice.

Her work has most recently appeared in Longreads, Vice, NPR, Quartz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rewire News, Fusion, Pacific Standard, NBC, The Guardian, The Literary Hub, the The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her essay “Borderline,” which won first place in Prime Number Magazine’s 2015 creative nonfiction contest, was recently named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016. Her essay, “"Identity Lost and Found,” published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, won an honorable mention in the first person essay category from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Anjali holds a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University, a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, and a MFA in creative writing at Queens University in Charlotte, where she served as a fiction editorial assistant for Qu Literary Magazine. She is on the creative nonfiction faculty at the Etowah Valley Writers Institute, the low-residency MFA program at Reinhardt University, and has been awarded writers’ residencies at The Hambidge Center, Rivendell Writers’ Colony and Wildacres. She is a member of the Decatur Book Festival programming committee, the Atlanta Press Club, The Asian American Journalists Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

She lives near Atlanta, where she has recently completed her first novel, Shiva’s End, and is at work on her second novel, The Parted Earth.