Scribe to publish new novel from Desmond Elliott Prize-winner Anjali Joseph

Scribe is delighted to announce that it has acquired a new novel by multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed Indian writer Anjali Joseph, who is based in the UK.

Keeping in Touch, publishing in June 2022, is a witty, sharply observed portrait of the long distance love affair between two thirtysomethings: Ved, a successful venture capitalist from London, and Keteki, a nomadic art curator from Assam. When they meet in Heathrow, these two characters begin an intense and undefined relationship. Each seeking the upper hand, they move between Britain and India, in an intricate dance in which neither wants to relinquish power. But as they develop true feelings for one another, the stakes become higher.

Editorial director Molly Slight bought World English rights (ex India) from Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton. Slight said: ‘What I love about Anjali’s writing is that she is such an extraordinary observer of people, and that is one of the great pleasures of this novel — the way that she perfectly dissects the dynamics of this love affair with such intimacy that you feel, at times, as if you are in the room with these two characters. I am thrilled to be publishing it next summer.’

For further information about Scribe’s publication, please contact Molly Slight (

For US rights, please contact Khadija Rose (khadija[at]

For film/TV rights, please contact Judith Murray (JMurray[at]

For translation rights, please contact Kate Rizzo (krizzo[at]

For a proof, please contact Adam Howard (adam[at]

Keeping in Touch

From award-winning writer Anjali Joseph, a compelling new novel about a dysfunctional love affair.

Meet Ved, a British investor heading back to his Indian roots with a business proposition: a lightbulb called the everlasting Lucifer.

Meet Keteki, an art curator with a nomadic lifestyle, on her way home to Assam.

In Heathrow airport, on the way to Mumbai, their paths cross, sparking a love affair that soon turns into an intricate power game — and a complicated journey towards intimacy.

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