September 28, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Join the online launch of TBASS 2021 on 19 December 2021

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Celebrate the launch of The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 with the authors and editors from the comfort of your home via Google Meet

In a first, Kitaab will be launching The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 online. The friends and readers of Kitaab are welcome to join this online launch via Google Meet. No prior registration is required.

Here are the login details for the online book launch. Use Google Chrome browser for a better experience. 
TBASS Online Launch
Sunday, December 19 · 5:00 – 6:00pm (Singapore time)
Google Meet joining info
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Or dial: ‪(US) +1 724-790-6279‬ PIN: ‪490 269 210‬#
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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. Edited by Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Professor Emeritus, Nottingham University, this collection brings together the works 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.

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