Thursday, 10 July 2008
RANA DASGUPTA TO JUDGE WILLESDEN
After the furore last year, Zadie Smith has resigned (or been pushed?) as judge of The Willesden Herald international short story competition. This from the Willesden site:
Roll up, roll up! Throw your stories at us and win a mug. Judge: Rana Dasgupta. Closing date: 19 December 2008. Opening date: to be announced. Details to be announced. Meaning of life to be announced.
Rana's story 'The Flyover' which was shortlisted for the National Short Story Prize in 2006 was stunning and clever. I've never forgotten it and how it made me feel. See his fun website here for more about the man and his books, which include Tokyo Cancelled.