Written by authors around the world, the 18 short stories of “ The Punch Magazine Anthology of New Writing: Select Stories by Women Writers ” show how culture, in addition to the past, informs and illuminates literature.
The book, published by Niyogi Books, is edited and presented by The Punch Magazine founder and editor, Shireen Quadri.
Imbued with the cultural moorings of the places where they are found – from Kashmir to Kerala, and from Washington and London to Rome – the stories claim to portray the concerns and concerns of individuals both inside and outside the country. enclosure of the house.
âShort fiction has always fascinated writers around the world. In recent times, there has been a growing interest in form that condenses the human experience while being able to capture its depth. In this anthology, short stories written by contemporary writers show us how they compress the composites of life and expand its complexities and contradictions, ” Quadri said of the book.
The anthology features contributions from Humra Quraishi, Anjali Doney, Anila SK, Geetha Nair G, Helen Harris, Meena Menon, Meher Pestonji, Jayshree Misra, Latha Anantharaman, Rinita Banerjee, Rochelle Potkar, Sarah Robertson, Shilpa Raina, Tammy Armstrong, Vineetha Mokkil, Vrinda Baliga and Ameta Bal.
According to the editors, the stories reflect a certain type of “sensibility and sensibility” and take readers along the paths these writers take to create “art from the rhythms and ruptures of life, lingering on the experiences and memories of their characters. of a thousand pleasures and pains suspended in the continuum of time ”.
This anthology of short stories is a window into the experiences of a myriad of characters navigating the ups and downs of life and love. Although our authors have been identified as women, their stories represent the universal human voice, ” said Trisha Niyogi, COO and Director of Niyogi Books.
The book received praise from veteran poet and lyricist Gulzar.
âI’m lucky to haveâ Anthology of New Writings by Women Writers, âotherwise I would have missed out on some brilliant fictional writing. But why separate them as women writers? They are on par with the world standard. Read brilliant fiction without any gender bias, ” Gulzar said in his endorsement of the book.
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