Anjali Sachdeva

Anjali Sachdeva has been teaching at the University of Pittsburgh since 2011. Prior to that she taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Augustana College, and the University of Iowa. She also worked for six years at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, where she was Director of Educational Programs. At Pitt, she teaches fiction and nonfiction, as well as Introduction to Creative Writing.

Her published work includes both nonfiction and fiction, with an emphasis on speculative fiction. Her short story collection, All the Names They Used for God (2018), won the 2019 Chautauqua Prize and the 2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), and was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR. Her fiction has been published in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Lightspeed,, and Vogue India, and featured on the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. She is the recipient of an Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.