Anuradha Roy

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Anuradha Roy is an award-winning novelist, journalist and editor. Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing has been translated into fifteen languages across the world. It was named by World Literature Today as one of the 60 Essential English Language Works of Modern Indian Literature*. Her second novel, The Folded Earth, won the Economist Crossword Prize for Fiction in 2012[1] and was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She studied English Literature at Presidency College, Calcutta and Cambridge University and is co-founder of Permanent Black, a publishing house started in 2000.[2]


  • An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008)
  • The Folded Earth (2011)

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ a b Shruti Dhapola (October 19, 2012). "Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi win at Economist-Crossword awards". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ramnarayan, Gowri (5 March 2000). "A problem two many". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "And the prize goes to...". Outlook. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Shortlisted work for 2011 prize". The Hindu. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Man Asian Literary Awards: 5 Indians in long-list". 29 October 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Hindu’s Aman Sethi bags award for A Free Man". The Hindu. October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.