Anjali Sachdeva


CL 617-N


Anjali Sachdeva teaches in both the Composition and Writing programs at Pitt. In Composition, she teaches primarily Public and Professional Writing (PPW) Courses, including Writing for the Public, Written Professional Communication, and Grant Writing. In the Writing program, she teaches both fiction and nonfiction writing.
Sachdeva has been teaching at the University of Pittsburgh since 2011, and has previously 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.
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; was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Refinery 29, and BookRiot; and was longlisted for the Story Prize. 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. You can read samples of her work online at