Anuradha Roy (novelist)

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Anuradha Roy
Born1967 (age 52–53)[1]
GenreNovel, postcolonial
SpouseRukun Advani
Anuradha Roy blogspot

Anuradha Roy is an Indian novelist, journalist and editor. She has written four novels.


Roy has grown up mainly in Hyderabad, India, where she was educated at Nasr School[citation needed] and briefly at South Point High School in Calcutta.[citation needed] She studied English Literature at Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta and at the University of Cambridge.[1] She is the co-founder with her husband, Rukun Advani, of Permanent Black, a publishing house started in 2000, where she is a designer.[1][2]

Writing career[edit]

Anuradha Roy's first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, has been translated into fifteen languages.[1][3] It was named by World Literature Today as one of the "60 Essential English Language Works of Modern Indian Literature".[4] 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.[5] Her fourth novel, All the Lives We Never Lived, won the Tata Book of the Year Award for Fiction 2018, and was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2018. [6] Her essays and reviews have appeared in newspapers in India, the US and Britain.[1]


  • An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008)
  • The Folded Earth (2011)
  • Sleeping on Jupiter (2015)
  • All The Lives We Never Lived (2018)

Awards and honors[edit]


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  2. ^ "Permanent Black". Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ Jillian, Lara (23 August 2011). "'An Atlas of Impossible Longing' Has Archeological Roots that Stretch into the Very Hills of Songarh". Pop Matters. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ "60 Essential English-Language Works of Modern Indian Literature". World Literature Today. 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Anuradha Roy's Sleeping on Jupiter makes it to Man Booker long list". DNA India. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
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  7. ^ "And the prize goes to..." Outlook. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Shortlisted work for 2011 prize". The Hindu. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Man Asian Literary Awards: 5 Indians in long-list". 29 October 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  10. ^ "The Hindu's Aman Sethi bags award for A Free Man". The Hindu. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  11. ^ Shruti Dhapola (19 October 2012). "Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi win at Economist-Crossword awards". Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  12. ^ "The Hindu Prize 2015 Shortlist". The Hindu. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
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  14. ^ "Indian author Anuradha Roy wins USD 50,000 DSC Prize". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  15. ^ "The Hindu Prize 2018 shortlists announced". The Hindu. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2019.