Poet and fiction writer Kavita Jindal has won this year’s Haruki Murakami short story competition. Organised by Foyles, and judged by Haruki Murakami’s publisher, Liz Foley of Harvill Secker. Haruki picked a line from his latest work, 1Q84 and writers were invited to write a short story of no more than 1500 words with the opening line “Carrying a single bag, the young man is travelling alone at his whim with no particular destination in mind.”
Kavita Jindal’s entry was picked as the winner. You can read it here.