Anjali Enjeti

Antioch University
Home Faculty Directory Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti is a former attorney, organizer, and award-winning journalist based near Atlanta. She is the author of Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change, which received a gold medal for Best Regional Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and The Parted Earth, for which she was named Georgia Author of the Year and a finalist for the Townsend Prize. Her other writing has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesBoston Globe, Harper’s BazaarOxford American, and elsewhere. A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she served as a nonfiction juror for the 2023 Kirkus Nonfiction Prize and teaches in the MFA program at Reinhardt University.

Anjali co-founded the Georgia chapter of They See Blue, an organization for South Asian Democrats, and served on the Georgia AAPI Leadership Council for the Biden-Harris campaign.

Anjali enjeti

Affiliate Faculty

MFA in Creative Writing Program

  • MFA in Creative Writing, Queens University in Charlotte
  • JD in law, Washington University School of Law
  • BS in Psychology, Duke University
  • Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change
  • The Parted Earth, a novel
  • “The Haunting of Lake Lanier” Oxford American
  • “How to be a writer and an organizer” Poets & Writers
  • “On January 6th We Triumphed and Imploded. What Comes Next?” Harper’s Bazaar
  • “Dynastic Privilege, A Terrible Novel, and the Race for a Crucial Senate Seat,” Literary Hub
  • Books All Georgians Should Read in 2022 (The Parted Earth)
  • Good Morning America’s 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander Inspiration List
  • Atlanta Magazine’s Best Storyteller of 2021
  • The Parted Earth selected for Amerie’s Book Club, August 2021
  • Fourth Estate Residency Fellowship, Sundress Academy of the Arts
  • Fellow, Hambidge Center
  • First place nonfiction prize, Prime Number Magazine
  • Outstanding Story on Any Subject (twice), South Asian Journalists Association
  • Best essay, American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Two notable mentions, Best American Essays
  • Wildacres residency
  • Member, Georgia’s 2020 AAPI Leadership Council for the Biden Harris campaign
  • Co-founder and former co-leader of the Georgia chapter of They See Blue
  • Cabinet, Emerge Georgia Advisory Board, Alliance Theater in Atlanta
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • South Asian Journalists Association
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Council for Stacey Abrams and the Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Outreach Committee for the Jon Ossoff campaign
Skip to content