Sucharita, who is an independent editor and award-winning writer based in Pune, joined Team Kitaab on Friday (15 Sep). She took over the mantle of Kitaab’s editorship after the previous editor Amina Sheikh moved on.
“Kitaab has a specific vision – to be a singular site for Asian writing,” said Sucharita, on joining Kitaab. “Given the easily accepted westward tilt of our literary sensitivities, it is heartening to have a site like Kitaab that facilitates the move closer home. This is immensely exciting and I’m grateful to Zafar Anjum for giving me this opportunity to explore and celebrate Asian writing through its various facets, iterations and manifestations.”
An accomplished writer and editor, Sucharita is the recipient of the inaugural Dastaan Award, 2013, for her short story Rear View. In 2008, she received the Oxford Bookstores debuting writers’ (second) award for her anthology The Jungle Stories. Her short stories have appeared in various national and international anthologies including Juggernaut Books, the Africa-Asia anthology Behind the Shadows (2012); Zubaan Books’ Breaking the Bow, (2012); Unisun Publications’ anthology Vanilla Desires; APK Publishers’ anthology of short stories by Indian women writers titled Ripples. Her stories and book reviews have also appeared in online literary journals including Dwarts (Nigeria), Bhashabandhan Literary Review, The Four Quarters Magazine (TFQM), Café Dissensus, The Bangalore Review (TBR), the Out of Print Blog, Earthen Lamp Journal, Open Road Review, and Asian Cha among others. (You can read her full bio here)
You can pitch your stories/ideas to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.