‘Horrid High’ (Book Excerpt) by Payal Kapadia

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Payal Kapadia studied English Literature at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. After studying Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, she worked with Outlook in Mumbai and The Japan Times in Tokyo. Her debut novella, “Wisha Wozzariter,” won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing…

‘Mothers and Daughters’ (Book Excerpt) by Kylie Ladd

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Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. Kylie’s first novel, After the Fall, was published in Australia, the US and Turkey, while her second, Last Summer, was highly commended in the 2011 Federation of Australian Writers Christina Stead Award for fiction. Kylie’s third…

‘Priya in Heels’ (Book Excerpt) by Ayesha Patel

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Ayesha Patel was born in Gujarat, India and later moved to Texas. She quickly found her footing in languages and creative writing and weaves her diverse background into her stories. She currently lives in the beautiful, though rainy, state of Washington…

‘Kings and Sons’ by Vrinda Baliga

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Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology All eyes were on the girl when she entered.No one, however, met her gaze when she glanced timidly about the courtyard. Only Hirabai observed her frankly, noting every…

‘Age of Shiva’ (Book Excerpt) by James Lovegrove

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James Lovegrove is the author of nearly 40 acclaimed novels and books for children. Straight after graduating from Oxford with a degree in English Literature, James set himself the goal of getting a novel written and sold within two years. In the event, it took…