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.