Anuradha Roy

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Anuradha Roy
Born 1968 (age 48–49)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Indian
Genre Novel, postcolonial
Spouse Rukun Advani (1997–present)

Anuradha Roy is an award-winning Indian novelist, journalist and editor. She has written three novels, which have been widely translated in Europe and Asia, including into Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Italian. Her third novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She lives in Ranikhet, India.


Roy has grew up mainly in Hyderabad, India, where she was educated at Nasr School. She studied English Literature at Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta and at the University of Cambridge. She is the co-founder of Permanent Black, a publishing house started in 2000, where she is a designer.[1]

Writing career[edit]

Anuradha Roy's 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".[2] Her second novel, The Folded Earth, won the Economist Crossword Prize and is widely translated. Sleeping on Jupiter, her third novel, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in newspapers in India, the US and Britain.


  • An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008)
  • The Folded Earth (2011)
  • Sleeping on Jupiter (2015)

Awards and honors[edit]


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  2. ^ "60 Essential English-Language Works of Modern Indian Literature". World Literature Today. 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  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. 
  7. ^ Shruti Dhapola (October 19, 2012). "Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi win at Economist-Crossword awards". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Hindu Prize 2015 Shortlist". The Hindu. October 31, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Indian author Anuradha Roy wins USD 50,000 DSC Prize". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2016.