The Whole Kahani members are flying high. Kavita A. Jindal has been shortlisted for The Impress Prize 2018 for the manuscript of her debut novel. The Prize is offered by Impress Books to new writers of book-length fiction or non-fiction. The shortlist for 2018 can be viewed here: http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize/
We're delighted to announce our next anthology: 'May we Borrow Your Country' is going to be out soon!
'May We Borrow Your Country’ is a collection of stories and poems that looks at dislocation and displacement with sympathy, tolerance and humour. These pieces are peopled by courageous, poignant, eccentric individuals who cross borders, accommodate to new cultures and try to establish an identity in a new place. In the process, they encounter different versions of themselves, like reflections in a room of trick mirrors.
They are evocative and multi-layered in their portrayal of relationships, family, ambition, careers and friendship. They offer a fresh, contemporary look at metamorphosis and many catch that fleeting moment of transition between the familiar and the new.
The collection has found its home with the wonderful Linen Press. Look out for it in January 2019.
look out for twk member, catherine menon's debut short story collection 'subjunctive moods' this july.
We are delighted for Catherine and know that this is a collection that's worth getting your hands on as soon as it hits the shelves. Here's a little bit about it:
"Subjunctive Moods", by C. G. Menon. From Dahlia Publishing
PUBLICATION DATE: 5th July 2018
In Malaysia, a young girl discovers the seeds of friendship turning into love. A ghostly aunt causes more trouble than she’s worth, and a sea-monster yearns for her poolside home. Family secrets confound two widows in Northumberland, and a third turns to the sea for comfort.
The stories in Subjunctive Moods are based around those tiny moments of missed connection and of realisation: the heartbeats by which we all grow up.
Featuring CG Menon’s prize-winning writing alongside her most recent stories, Subjunctive Moods is a collection exploring the complexities of human relationships, cultural identity, and finding your way back home.
It was a lovely, sunny day to be reading from 'Love Across a Broken Map' at the Durham Book Festival. Here are some pictures from the day .
It's the one year anniversary of the publication of 'Love Across a Broken Map'! And, the e-book is out just in time for it. We're so happy that we're offering free downloads of 21-23 July. So, go for it and spread the love. Download here.
The Whole Kahani members, Reshma Ruia, Kavita Jindal and Catherine Menon had facilitated a creative writing workshop at the London School of Economics on the 25th of February. Hear the podcast here.
Members of The Whole Kahani talk to Anjana Parikh from Quint about the issues that face South Asian writers in getting their work published in the UK: https://www.thequint.com/books/2017/04/17/british-asian-writers-are-struggling-against-labels-that-expect-them-to-write-of-a-colourful-nostalgic-india
The Whole Kahani members, Reshma Ruia, Kavita Jindal and Catherine Menon will be facilitating a creative writing workshop at the London School of Economics on the 25th of February. Find out more by clicking here.
It was a packed house that Sunday morning, despite the rain. Founding member, Reshma Ruia, introduced the Anthology as an exploration of “dark, pulsating loves which cut across ethnicities and divides. ”The Group read snippets from their varied stories, each illuminating a different shade of the drama of the heart, to an engaged audience and the swaying trees outside.
Festival blogger Amy McCauley wrote, "I’m impressed by the power of these voices, and by the boldness with which each writer tackles the complexities of modern love," in her review. You can read the full piece here: blog.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/2016/10/review-the-whole-kahani/