Today, I’m proud and happy to introduce a book of my own on MBB. VOICES OLD AND NEW is an anthology of south Asian writing gathered and published by Indireads, a digital publishing company dedicated to south Asian fiction in English and moving it forward and bringing it to the widest possible audience. Although not native to this region, I’ve lived here in southern Asia for twenty years and it is a great honour to have my story included in this collection. VOICES OLD AND NEW has a number of stories in four different genres – romance, crime, paranormal and drama. My story, MEETING BY ARRANGEMENT, was the popular pick in the romance category of the Indireads short story competition in 2014. My thanks are due to
Naheed Hassan and Sabahat Muhammad at Indireads for their vision in bringing this project forward. Many thanks also to my fellow writers – together, we’ve made an incredible book, with something for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations to all involved in the production of this book.
VOICES OLD AND NEW
An anthology of the best short stories, both winners and finalists from Indireads’ 2nd Short Story Competition 2014.
Indireads’ 2nd Short Story Competition 2014 yielded some extraordinary talent, including Ruchi Singh with Boomerang, Ada Wiam with Within, Komal Singh with How Does It Make You Feel, Roshan Radhakrishnan with The Ballet Lesson, Sid Balachandran with The Message, Dola Basu Singh
with Where Darkness Reigns, Maria Perry Mohan with Meeting by Arrangement and Aniesha Brahma with The Difference. We have compiled the winners, and the very best of the entries into one compelling anthology, highlighting the immense creativity and potential talent that exists in South Asia.