Anjali Joseph shortlisted for Desmond Elliott Prize
The longlist of ten contenders for this year’s Desmond Elliott prize has been reduced to a shortlist of three, including UEA writer Anjali Joseph for her first novel ‘Saraswati Park’. Anjali graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2008 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA while working on her second novel. She has recently taught on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing programmes at UEA. Her novel was previously shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South Asia and Europe Best First Book), and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. The Desmond Elliott prize is worth £10,000 and was won in 2009 by UEA alumnus Edward Hogan for his first novel ‘Blackmoor’. This year's winner will be announced on 23 June.