Anjali Website Author Photo

Anjali Enjeti is an award-winning essayist, journalist and literary critic who writes about books, race, culture, and social justice.

Her work has most recently appeared in LongreadsViceNPR, Quartz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rewire NewsFusion, Google BooksPacific StandardNBC, The GuardianThe Literary Hub, the New York TimesWashington Post, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her essay “Borderline,” which appeared in Prime Number Magazine, was recently named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016.

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 creative nonfiction faculty at the Etowah Valley Writers Institute, the low-residency MFA program at Reinhardt University, has been awarded writers’ residencies at The Hambidge Center and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. 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, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Washington Post’s Talent Network, and is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. 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.