THE BEST ASIAN SHORT STORIES 2020

ZAFAR ANJUM (editor)

From the mountains of Uttrakhand in India to the Rocky Mountain in Canada, the stories in this volume represent the multitude of Asian voices that capture the wishes, aspirations, dreams and conflicts of people inhabiting a vast region of our planet. While some contributions deal with the themes of migration, pandemics and climate change, others give us a peek into the inner workings of the human heart through the prism of these well-wrought stories. This volume is the expression of a community, "a community of Asian writing that stands on its own two – no, its own million – feet!", as novelist and critic Tabish Khair says in his 'Foreword'. 

About the editor
Zafar Anjum is a Singapore-based writer, publisher and filmmaker. He is the author of The Resurgence of Satyam (Penguin Random House, 2012), Startup Capitals: Discovering the Global Hotspots of Innovation (Penguin Random House, 2014), and Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician (Penguin Random House, 2014). His short story collections include The Singapore Decalogue (Red Wheelbarrow Press, 2012) and Kafka in Ayodhya and Other Stories (Kitaab, 2015). He is the series editor of the Best Asian series. He is also the founder of Kitaab and Filmwallas.