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"So is the short story dead? I don’t think so" Prajwal Parajuly

Posted on 25/11/2013
By Commonwealth Foundation
“Turn in your stories to magazines, to competitions, to prizes. It’s a good way to develop a thick skin as there are people out there who will hate your story, as much as there will be people out there who like it.”
Prajwal Parajuly

Prajwal Parajuly spoke to Commonwealth Writers at the 2013 Hay Festival Dhaka about why he chose the short form, and he gives advice to aspiring short story writers from places with little literary infrastructure.

Prajwal-Parajuly-hay-festival-dhaka-2013Prajwal Parajuly is the author of the collection of short stories, The Gurkha’s Daughter (2012), which was shortlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize. His novel, Land Where I Flee was published in 2013.

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