The momentum of the beginning and the sense of an ending define the circumference of a short story. A panel of accomplished writers read from and context beginnings and endings in the structure of their work.
Jayant Kaikini is the four time recipient of the Karnataka Sahitya Akademy Award. His recently translated book ‘No Presents, Please- Mumbai Stories’ has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. Mahesh Rao’s debut novel, ‘The Smoke is Rising’ won the Tata First Book Award for fiction. His second book, ‘One Point Two Billion’ was a collection of short stories, followed by ‘Polite Society’, a novel. Andrew Sean Greer is the New York Times bestselling author of six works of fiction, including the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘Less’.
Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, The Good Son, won The McCrea Literary Award and The Polari First Novel Prize. He is the co-founder of London Short Stories Festival.