Anuradha Roy

2019

Anuradha Roy is an Indian novelist, journalist and editor who also works as a designer at Permanent Black, the publishing company she co-founded with her husband Rukun Advani in 2000.

Roy studied English literature in India and at Cambridge and published her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longings, in 2008. The novel was very warmly received and translated into several languages – as was her second novel, The Folded Earth, from 2011. The Folded Earth received the Economist Crossword Prize and her third novel, Sleeping on Jupiter (2015), won the DSC Prize for South-Asian Literature and was nominated for several others – including the Man Booker Prize. Her latest work, All the Lives We Never Lived (2018) was nominated for the JCB Fiction Prize and won the TATA Book of the Year award for fiction.