A trio of Indian American authors were selected among the 2017 “O. Henry Prize Stories” by Literary Hub.
Shruti Swamy and her story "Night Garden," Jai Chakrabarti and his story "A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness," and Amit Majmudar and his "Secret Lives of the Detainees" were among the 20 authors chosen for the forthcoming anthology publication.
Swamy's work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016, Agni, the Kenyon Review Online, the Boston Review and elsewhere. In 2012, she was Vassar College's 50th W.K. Rose Fellow and has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Hedgebrook and Willapa Bay AiR. She is a Kundiman fiction Fellow and a 2017-2018 Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University.
Chakrabarti is a 2015 A Public Space Emerging Writer’s Fellow. A graduate of the Brooklyn College M.F.A. program, his previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Coffin Factory, Union Station and A Public Space.
Majmudar, a medical degree recipient, is a novelist, poet, essayist and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. He was named a poet laureate in Ohio in 2015. He earned a bachelor's at the University of Akron and a medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Majmudar writes and practices in Dublin, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, twin sons and baby daughter.
In addition to the three Indian Americans, Bangladeshi origin author Tahmima Anam and her story "Garments" was also named among the list of stories.
The 2017 list of stories, edited by Laura Furman, will appear in an eponymous anthology in September published by Anchor, Literary Hub said.