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Anjali Enjeti

Antioch University Los Angeles

Anjali Enjeti is a former attorney, organizer, and journalist based near Atlanta. She is the author of Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change, which the Washington Post called “a nuanced and much-needed journey into exploring what it means to be American,” and The Parted Earth, a novel that the Star Tribune called, “a novel with the gravitas to transform.” Her other writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Catapult, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere. A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Reinhardt University.


Since 2017, Anjali has been working on getting out the vote in Georgia’s AAPI community. In 2019, she co-founded the Georgia chapter of They See Blue, an organization for South Asian Democrats. In the fall of 2020, she was a member of Georgia’s AAPI Leadership Council for the Biden Harris campaign. She currently serves as a Fulton County poll clerk. For her writing and activism, she has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, Peacock’s Zerlina, WABE’s City Lights, Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought, and WUTC’s Scenic Roots.

Educational History

  • 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 GeorgiaAdvisory 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
Anjali enjeti

Visiting Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing


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