Deepa Anappara shortlisted for Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award
Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line by UEA writer Deepa Anappara has been shortlisted for the 2018 Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award for debut authors, which is worth £10,000 to the winner and honours the memory of the literary agent Deborah Rogers who died in 2016.Deepa (pictured) is a journalist and editor who graduated last year from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA and has since joined the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing. Her short fiction has been nominated for several awards, while Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line was the winner of the 2017 Bridport / Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel and has recently been shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. The winner of the Deborah Rogers Award will be announced on 16thMay. It was won last year by UEA graduate Sharlene Teo, while fellow alumna Imogen Hermes Gowar was shortlisted.