11/12/2012

Anjali Joseph longlisted for Man Asian Literary Prize

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‘Another Country’, the second novel by UEA writer Anjali Joseph, has been longlisted for this year’s Man Asian Literary Prize, which is worth $30,000 to the winner. Anjali (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction strand of the Creative Writing MA in 2008, and is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA, where she teaches on the undergraduate Creative Writing programme. ‘Another Country’ was written for her PhD, and was published earlier this year by 4th Estate. Anjali was born in Bombay in 1978 and read English at Trinity College, Cambridge before joining UEA. Her debut novel ‘Saraswati Park’ was published in 2010 and won both a Betty Trask Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize in 2011. It was the co-winner of the 2011 Vodaphone Crossword Book Award and was 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. Anjali was also included in The Daily Telegraph's list of Britain's best 20 novelists under the age of 40. The shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize will be announced on 9th January, with the winner revealed on 14th March.

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