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Anoop Judge

Anoop Judge is an author, former T.V. presenter, and a recovering litigator, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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I’m a Fly on the Wall during Lockdown (Part IV) . . .

By anoopjudge | June 8, 2020

Day 83 of Covid-19 quarantine. The sun gleams on my glassy back, the small dark garnet of my eye in its silver socket twitches as I flit from house to house. Slowly swinging myself on a whisker, I balance my little body on the ledge of a window as I peer inside. * * * …

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I’m a Fly on the Wall during Lockdown (Part III) . . .

By anoopjudge | May 30, 2020

Day 74 of Covid-19 quarantine. The sun gleams on my glassy back, the small dark garnet of my eye in its silver socket twitches as I flit from house to house. Slowly swinging myself on a whisker, I balance my little body on the ledge of a window as I peer inside. * * * …

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I’m a Fly on the Wall during Lockdown (Part II) . . .

By anoopjudge | May 18, 2020

Day 63 of Covid-19 quarantine. The sun gleams on my glassy back, the small dark garnet of my eye in its silver socket twitches as I flit from house to house. Slowly swinging myself on a whisker, I balance my little body on the ledge of a window as I peer inside. * * * …

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I’m a Fly on the Wall during Lockdown . . .

By anoopjudge | May 4, 2020

Day 48 of Covid-19 quarantine. The sun gleams on my glassy back, the small dark garnet of my eye in its silver socket twitches as I flit from house to house. Slowly swinging myself on a whisker, I balance my little body on the ledge of a window as I peer inside. * * * …

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Did I Cause The Pandemic?

By anoopjudge | April 20, 2020

For all of January, I kept telling everyone who would listen—my long-suffering husband or my girlfriends who would give me half a second to speak and only because they’d paused to take a long slurp of the last bottle of Bordeaux wine from Marchesi di Barolo vineyards culled from the hostess’ most recent trip to …

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The Positive Place: Three weeks into Quarantine

By anoopjudge | April 9, 2020

Thirty-two days into the pandemic, and I’m homesick for my frothy macchiato coffee latte. For my favorite barista—a pierced, tattooed young man with a military haircut, and the build of a Navy Seal. For movies at my preferred theater in Livermore and how I would slump down in my seat with my buttered popcorn and …

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News From The Trenches: A Week of Coronavirus Isolation

By anoopjudge | March 24, 2020

March 16 After a blast of cheery emails and messages on WhatsApp, Twitter, FB, Instagram, and Tumblr on how many people have recovered from coronavirus, what meditation apps to download, where to buy hand sanitizer, and where not to go for empty shelves of toilet paper rolls, a short simple notification shows up on Nextdoor: …

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Displaced And Out of Step . . .

By anoopjudge | March 12, 2020

The lilting music tumbles and washes over me. Is it Beethoven or Bach? I wouldn’t know, even if I tried. I’ve never been a classical music type of person. Give me Frank Sinatra or the young musician my daughter’s crazy about—Billie Eilish, I think her name is. They play these kinds of calm, soulful tunes …

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Going Away

By anoopjudge | February 25, 2020

All the arrangements have been made. The suitcases are stowed in the trunk of the limousine that’s come to whisk me and Daddy away for ten days. I perch on the edge of my seat, my legs pressed neatly together as I mentally scroll through my checklist. Did you remember to pack the canary yellow …

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The story of

Anoop Judge

Born and raised in New Delhi, I now reside in California. I am currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College and am the recipient of the 2021–2023 Advisory Board Award and Alumni Scholarship.

I am the author of The Rummy Club, which won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award, and a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee for The Awakening of Meena Rawat. My third novel, No Ordinary Thursday is now available for pre-order.

A recovering litigator, former TV presenter, and blogger, I have had essays and short stories published in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Rigorous, and Scarlet Leaf Review, among others.

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No Ordinary Thursday

Coming August 2022

The Awakening of Meena Rawat

The Rummy Club

How has your childhood shaped who you are today?

My two brothers are my siblings. One was two years younger than me and a sturdy, long-limbed boy who would punch me in the gut when our fights became violent. I’d go crying to my mother, who would be the mediator of our skirmishes, but one day my mom said, “Go hit him back. You’re going to live in a world of men. You need to know how to deal with them.” That made me who I am today: a former litigator determined to win in a fight. That lesson served me well when I wound up in the query trenches and spent seven years trying to get traditionally published.

—Anoop Judge

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