Anjum Hasan is the author of the novels The Cosmopolitans, Neti, Neti and Lunatic in my Head, and the short story collections A Day in the Life and Difficult Pleasures. She has also published a book of poems called Street on the Hill.
Her books have been shortlisted and longlisted for various awards including the Hindu Literary Prize, the Crossword Fiction Award, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature,the Man Asian Literary Prize, and the Atta Galatta Book Prize. Anjum was, till recently, Books Editor at The Caravan. She has been Charles Wallace Writer-in-Residence at the University of Canterbury and visiting professor of creative writing at Ashoka University. She is currently a Homi Bhabha Fellow.
Her short stories, essays and poems are widely published including in Granta, Baffler, Five Dials, Wasafiri, Drawbridge, Los Angeles Review of Books, Asia Literary Review, Caravan and anthologies such as A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present and The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets.