Anjali Joseph’s first novel Saraswati Park (2010) won the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, and jointly won the Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction in India. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, the Ondaatje Prize, and the Hindu Literary Prize. 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.
She lives in Oxfordshire.