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Anuradha Roy

Co-Founder, Permanent Black Publishing House Award Category: I Write, Therefore I Am (Literature)

About the Nominee: Anuradha Roy

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About the Nominee: Anuradha Roy

About the Nominee: Anuradha Roy

Updated: Feb 12, 2016

Anuradha Roy studied English literature at the Presidency College, Kolkata, and at the Cambridge University. She is a Co-Founder of Permanent Black Publishing House.

Anuradha started writing when she was just 14 years and got her work published in few newspapers at that time. Besides writing, Anuradha co-founded Permanent Black, a publishing house in 2000. The publication house has over 300 books in print and has published the region’s most eminent scholars.

Her work includes An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008). It has been translated into 15 languages across the world and was named by World Literature Today as, “one of the 60 Essential English Language Works of Modern Indian Literature”. It has been translated into fifteen languages across the world.

Her most celebrated book till date is Sleeping on Jupiter, deals with the subject of violence against women.

Anuradha Roy’s Achievements

2016: Sleeping on Jupiter wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

2015: Sleeping on Jupiter long listed for Man Booker Prize

2011: Folded Earth wins the Economist Crossword Prize for Fiction

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