The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 (TBASS 2021) is now available for pre-order globally.
Readers can pre-order their copies now to enjoy a 20% discount on the cover price. Please click here to pre-order your copies. (There is no need to use any discount code).
Recently, Kitaab had announced the stories/authors selected for the 5th annual edition of The Best Asian Short Stories (TBASS) 2021. The list was unveiled by this year’s editor, Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Malaysian writer and Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham.
The Best Asian Short Stories 2021, the latest in the annual TBASS series of anthologies, presents the Asian short story as a constantly evolving, innovative and vibrant mode of literary expression. This collection brings together the work of twenty Asian writers and writers residing in Asia, namely from Canada, India, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, United Kingdom and United States of America. The broad theme for this collection is the new normal, revolving around the Covid-19 pandemic, with the inclusion of other stories set in the Asian region. The stories on the new normal theme explore how this world-wide pandemic has impinged on private lives and the public world.
The authors whose stories have been selected for TBASS 2021 include Cyril Wong, Sudeep Sen, Elaine Chew, Danton Remoto, Ivy Ngeow, Bella Negi, Terence Toh, Roy Tristan B. Agustin, Bhaswati Gosh, Kiran Bhat, Christina Yin, Gankhu Sumnyan, Parvathi Nayar, Smita P Mukherjee, Susheela Menon, Andrew Innes, Vicky Chong, Donna Abraham Tijo, Namrata Singh, and Jose Varghese.