Anis Shivani

Black Lawrence Press published Anis Shivani’s first book, Anatolia and Other Stories, in 2009. The book was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor international short story award, and has received many great reviews over the last three years. Rigoberto Gonzalez called it the best small press book published in 2009. Stories from Anatolia and Other Stories appear in Crazyhorse, Other Voices, River City, South Dakota Review, Confrontation, Stand, and other journals. Anis’s other books include The Fifth Lash and Other Stories (2012)—also currently longlisted for the Frank O’Connor award; My Tranquil War and Other Poems (2012); Against the Workshop (2011); and the forthcoming novel Karachi Raj (2013). Anis’s work appears in Georgia Review, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Epoch, Agni, Fence, Subtropics, Pleiades, Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Times Literary Supplement, London Magazine, Cambridge Quarterly, Meanjin, Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, and many other journals. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and often reviews books for newspapers and magazines. He has just finished a book of sonnets called Soraya, and a book of criticism called Literature at the Global Crossroads. Currently he is at work on a novel called Abruzzi, 1936, a new book of criticism on “plastic realism” in recent American fiction, and a poetry manuscript called Empire. He won a 2012 Pushcart Prize, lives in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Harvard College.

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