TBASS 2020

Zafar Anjum, Editor

Zafar Anjum (Series Editor) is a Singapore-based writer, publisher and filmmaker. He is the author of The Resurgence of Satyam, Startup Capitals: Discovering the Global Hotspots of Innovation, and Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician. His short story collections include The Singapore Decalogue and Kafka in Ayodhya and Other Stories. He is also the founder of Kitaab and Filmwallas. 

THE BEST ASIAN SHORT STORIES 2020

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‘.

Contributors

The Best Asian Short Stories 2020 includes 

TABISH KHAIR (Denmark) – FOREWORD

ZAFAR ANJUM (Singapore) – INTRODUCTION

SCOTT P. SALCEDO (Philippines) 

SEEMA PUNWANI (Singapore) 

KELLY KAUR (Canada) 

YAP SWI NEO (Singapore) 

KAREN KWEK (Singapore) 

MURALI KAMMA (USA) 

DARRYL WHETTER (Canada) 

ADELINE TAN (Singapore) 

JASMINE ADAMS (Singapore) 

SARAH SOH (Singapore) 

MOAZZAM SHEIKH (USA) 

SUDEEP SEN (India) 

AREEBA NASIR (India/Canada) 

DONNA TANG (Singapore) 

PHONG HUYNH (Vietnam/Singapore) 

FARAH GHUZNAVI (Bangladesh) 

JOHN GRESHAM (Singapore) 

ERIC WEE (Singapore) – Web Special – TRAUMA

PRACHI TOPIWALA-AGARWAL (Singapore) – Web Special – LAHORE TO AMRITSAR

SOHANA MANZOOR (Bangladesh) – Web Special – IN SEARCH OF HER ROOTS


“This collection is a good stepping-stone to some of these writers’ other work, a platform for the continent to speak for itself on the world stage and reassert the power inherent in its own lore.

The Daily Star, Bangladesh


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