15/06/2011

Anjali Joseph wins Betty Trask Award

UEA writer Anjali Joseph (pictured) has won this year’s main prize of £10,000 in the Betty Trask Awards 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. She is currently also on the shortlist of three writers contending for this year’s Desmond Elliott prize, which will be announced next week.

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