Anjali Joseph shortlisted for Vodaphone Crossword Book Award
UEA writer Anjali Joseph has been shortlisted for this year’s Vodaphone Crossword Book Award, the biggest private sector book prize in India. Her novel ‘Saraswati Park’ is nominated in the Fiction category that fellow UEA graduate Neel Mukherjee won in 2008. Anjali (pictured) 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 teaches on the UEA undergraduate programme. Last month ‘Saraswati Park’ was the selected as the winner of both a Betty Trask Award worth £10,000 and the 2011 Desmond Elliott Prize, also worth £10,000, having previously been 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.