Anjali Joseph is joint winner of the Vodaphone Crossword Book Award.
Following her earlier successes this year in winning a Betty Trask Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize, UEA writer Anjali Joseph has been announced as the joint winner of the Vodaphone Crossword Book Award, the biggest private sector book prize in India. She shares the award with Omair Ahmed for his novel ‘Jimmy The Terrorist’, which was published by Hamish Hamilton last year. Anjali’s novel ‘Saraswati Park’ 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 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.