Delighted to be a guest at this very busy festival in Mumbai, on a panel talking about the short story as a lens through which to view India. Curator: Indira Chandrashekar.
My short story of this name appears in a remarkable online archive hosted by the University of East Anglia in partnership with Norfolk Library Service. The story is an abridged version of ‘Where Is Chandernagore?’ which first appeared in the online literary journal ‘Kaani’. It makes reference to the WSPU organiser, Mary Phillips, but it’s really a tribute to all of the women of the North East of England who struggled so hard to get women the vote. It’s set in 1909 at the time of Churchill’s visit to Newcastle as President of the Board of Trade. There are many other stories on the site too. Worth a visit. Free read! Comments welcome.
‘The Map of Bihar’ launches today at The Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF. Don’t miss it!
Published by Circaidy Gregory Press, 15th June 2019, with endorsements by writer Farrukh Dhondy and Cathy Galvin, writer and founder of the Sunday Times Short Story Award and The Word Factory. ISBN 978-1-910841-51-8. Available from the publisher:
or from the highly recommended Speedy Hen Books: https://www.speedyhen.com/Product/Janet-H-Swinney/The-Map-of-Bihar–and-other-stories/24392042
or from Amazon.
A story set on the Deccan plain, about a rickshaw driver and the laws of karma. This story was a finalist in the Earlyworks Press Short Story Competition 2018, and you can find in the anthology ‘Unsafe Spaces’ published by Circaidy Gregory Press, along with the work of other finalists. Available directly from the publisher.
‘The Red Rickshaw’, a story about karma, was a finalist in the Earlyworks Press short story competition 2018. It’s now available in print, along with the work of the other finalists, in the anthology ‘Unsafe Spaces’, published by Circaidy Gregory Press.
You can buy it here: http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/Earlyworks_Press_2018_competition_winners.htm
Don’t miss the launch of ‘The Map of Bihar and Other Stories’ taking place at The Calder Bookshop, The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LF, 6-9pm on Saturday 15th June. Free event!!
Busy finalising the cover for my first short story collection, ‘The Map of Bihar and Other Stories’. All thanks to my publisher, Kay Green, at Circaidy Gregory Press.
In Iyengar Yoga News, Issue number 21, Autumn 2012