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Anuradha Roy's Sleeping on Jupiter won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker prize 2015. She won the Economist Crossword Prize for her second novel, The Folded Earth. Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing was picked as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post and the Seattle Times. Her fourth novel, All the Lives We Never Lived has just been published. 

All her books have been widely translated, into French, Italian, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew and Portuguese as well as several other languages.

Anuradha Roy studied literature at Presidency College, Calcutta, and at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University. She works as a designer at Permanent Black, an independent press she runs with Rukun Advani. Her shorter pieces have been published in the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Indian Express, the Daily Beast, the Hindu, the Wire and various other publications.  

She lives in India.