Anuradha Roy was born in Calcutta, India in 1967.
She has won the Economist Crossword Prize for Fiction for her novel The Folded Earth, which was also nominated for several other prizes, including the Man Asian Literary Prize, the D.S.C. and the Hindu Literary Award.
Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008), has been widely translated and was named by World Literature Day as one of the sixty essential books on modern India.
She has worked as a publisher and journalist and is now editor at Permanent Black, an independent press in New Delhi.