Happy Birthday to Me: a collection of contemporary Asian writing

The Asian Writer’s first collection Happy Birthday to Me : A collection of  contemporary Asian writing is due for release on October 30th 2010.

The collection features new writing by emerging writers on the theme of celebration, a selection of interviews from the last three years of The Asian Writer as well as an advice section for those looking to get published.

The launch event will take place during the Everybody’s Reading Festival Leicester Readers and Writers Day on Saturday 10th October 2010. To book your place at the event please email editor@theasianwriter.co.uk A London launch event is still currently being organised but please email me to register your interest.

Happy Birthday to Me is published by Dahlia Publishing and priced at £8.99 + £2.50 p+p. To pre-order your copy please email orders@dahliapublishing.co.uk with your name, address and the number of copies you wish to order.

Congratulations to the following writers for contributing to the collection. (named here with their respective contributions)

Pervin Saket    Happy Birthday to Me
Sharmila Chauhan       Tiny Steps
Niven Govinden           The Writer’s Wife
Godwin Tan                    Love Letter
Rani Joshi                       Find Love
Paul Lobo Portugés    Valentine
Ashaur Rahman           Captivate
Yu Min (Claire) Chen    Haiku
Rukhsana Bhatti          Mr Right
Athena Kashyap          My Wedding
Yagnya Valkya Misra    The Procession
Sweta Srivastava Vikram  The Celebration of Life
Roopa Farooki             My Son’s Mother
Sala Choudhury            Lucky Socks
Narinder Dosanjh        Prize Giving
Vibha Batra                 Does It Happen To You
Hema Raman               Baby Oh Baby
Asim Khan                   Harvest Doggerel
Farhana Khalique         Southend in January
Shamshad Khan           The Gathering
Arun Budhathoki          An Elegy
Nabila Jameel              Peshawar
Shereen Hussain          Rose of England
Debjani Chatterjee       Colours of Holi & Special Days
Nikesh Shukla                 White Diwali
Rabiah Hussain            I am the Child of the Colony
Ashoka Sen                     Trailing Behind a Shadow & Celebration
Amita Murray                Retuning to Delhi
Fehmida Zakeer            Twilight Sojourn
Simran Oberoi               Life
Abha Iyengar               Smash Cake
Narinder Dosanjh        The Long Goodbye
Suneetha Bala               With Love from Kunjeli