Anjali Joseph nominated for Desmond Elliott Award

‘Sarawati Park’, the debut novel by UEA writer Anjali Joseph, has been included on the longlist of ten novels for the 2011 Desmond Elliott prize, which is worth £10,000 to the winner. The contenders will be narrowed down to a shortlist of three on 25 May, and the winner announced on 23 June. Anjali graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2008 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. Her novel, which was published by 4th Estate last year and has just been issued in paperback, was previously shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South Asia and Europe Best First Book). The Desmond Elliott prize was won in 2009 by UEA alumnus Edward Hogan for his first novel ‘Blackmoor’.

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