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Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti is a former attorney, organizer, and award-winning journalist based near Atlanta. She is the author of Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change, and The Parted Earth. Her writing about social justice has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, the Oxford American, and elsewhere. A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she is the recipient of the 2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel, a gold medal for Best Regional Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and is a finalist for the 2023 Townsend Prize for Fiction.

Anjali teaches in the MFA programs at Antioch University Los Angeles and at Reinhardt University. She cofounded the Georgia chapter of They See Blue, an organization for South Asian Democrats, and served on the 2020 Georgia AAPI Leadership Council for the Biden-Harris campaign.