Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Faculty
Anjali Enjeti is an Atlanta-based award-winning writer, teacher, and Membership VP of the National Book Critics Circle, who Electric Literature recently named one of nine Essayists of Color You Should Know About. Her work has appeared in Newsday, The Nation, Guernica, The Paris Review, Al Jazeera, The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, Longreads, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Washington Post, and elsewhere.
She is the recipient of the inaugural Fourth Estate Fellowship from Sundress Academy of the Arts; the 2018 South Asian Journalists Association award for Outstanding Story on Any Subject; three Pushcart Prize nominations; a Best of the Net nomination; first place and an honorable mention in the essay category from the American Society of Journalists and Authors; first place in the 2015 Prime Number Magazine creative nonfiction contest; and two “notable” mentions in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017. She has been awarded writers’ residencies at the Hambidge Center and Wildacres and has appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought and Breakroom, as well as Islam Channel’s The Report. Her collection of essays about identity is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press.
She received a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University, a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, and a MFA in creative writing at Queens University in Charlotte. She has been awarded residencies at The Hambidge Center, Rivendell Writers’ Colony, and Wildacres.
- Georgia Review: https://thegeorgiareview.com/fall-2018-winter-2018/now-you-see-me-three-asian-american-poets-on-visibility-on-duy-doans-we-play-a-game-amy-mengs-bridled-and-jenny-xies-eye-level/
- Longreads: https://longreads.com/2018/12/19/reckoning-with-georgias-increasing-suppression-of-asian-american-voters/
- The Nation: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-little-yellow-sanctuary-in-the-shadow-of-ice/
- Guernica: https://www.guernicamag.com/a-state-of-captivity-immigrants-detained-repeatedly-for-old-crimes/
- The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/americans-wrote-to-obama-about-their-hardships--and-the-president-wrote-back/2018/11/07/c403ea68-b068-11e8-aed9-001309990777_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.602e70ce06c4