Anjali Joseph was born in India and lives in Oxford. Saraswati Park, her first novel, won the Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction in India. It was followed by Another Country and The Living. Her work illuminates the inner lives of characters as they try to rearrange the furniture of existence and find their way to joy.
ANOTHER COUNTRY, published in 2012, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. THE LIVING (2016) was shortlisted for the DSC Prize.
Her fourth novel, KEEPING IN TOUCH, is a story of dysfunctional love and a lightbulb with unusual properties. The first chapter, under the title ‘Everlasting Lucifer’, was longlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award in 2017. KEEPING IN TOUCH was published in June 2022 by Scribe.
She is working on a fifth novel, ATTUNEMENT, partly about the life and travels of the 19th and 20th century naval officer and archaeoastronomer Boyle Somerville.