From London to Goa, Manchester to Mumbai, tales that span start-ups, girl crushes, virtual gigolos, obsessive fans and astrological mishaps. This eclectic mix of short stories from The Whole Kahani explore love and loss across the dividing lines of culture, race and ethnicity. Love is celebrated, broken and forgotten; is embraced and remembered in this collection of […]
Set against the backdrop of post-colonial Morocco, three couples – Susan and Daoud, Elizabeth and Mahmoud, our narrator and her beloved, share their stories of life and love, at home and abroad. Susan and Daoud find themselves unable to be of service to the causes they care about; Elizabeth and Mahmoud struggle on the […]
NEW WRITING FROM BRITISH ASIAN WOMEN featuring some of the sharpest writing from new and emerging talent
An anxious new mother contemplates life without the baby; a young brides watches the love of her life walk away on her wedding day; a boy receives a surprise birthday gift; two neighbours come together for […]
My Grandmother Takri was the only person who remembered the date I was born.
‘She said it was the fifteenth of the Punjabi month of Chet,’ my mother told me. ‘It was your father who was wrong.’ Twelve year old Takri is quickly married to Basant, leaving her heart in the village of […]
Launched in 2012 The Asian Writer Short Story Prize set out to discover and recognise the very best new writing emerging from Asian writers. presents fourteen short stories short-listed in this year’s competition.Launched in 2012 The Asian Writer Short Story Prize set out to discover and recognise the very best new writing emerging […]
London, 1851. The mortuaries are full with victims of a brutal child killer and the city is in a state of alarm. The newspapers are rife with rumour. Who is the Beast and where will he strike next?
Young Will Jakesbere travels to London hoping to report on the illustrious career of Inspector […]
Tina is torn between her Scottish parents and her Indian roots. In the months leading to her eighteenth birthday she decides to find that missing piece of her life. Tina embarks on a journey, that will change her life forever, to India to find the woman she might otherwise have called mum. […]
Foreword by Claire Chambers
A beautiful collection of contemporary new voices from across the South Asian diaspora.
The Asian Writer was launched in 2007 as a new online literary magazine to showcase the best of Asian writing and offer a platform to promote emerging writers. This debut collection brings together a […]