Congratulations to Deepa Rajagopalan whose short story collection, Peacocks of Instagram, will be published by Canadian publisher, House of Anansi, on May 7th.
Here’s more on the collection from House of Anansi’s website:
“Engrossing, witty yet devastating stories about diasporic Indians that deftly question what it means to be safe, to survive, and to call a place home.
“In these fresh and intimate stories, Deepa Rajagopalan centres a cast of Indian women who are flawed, enterprising, and filled with desire. In the award-winning title story, an underappreciated coffee shop server haunted by her past attracts thousands of followers on social media with her peacock jewelry. A hotel housekeeper up against a world of gender and class inequity quietly gets revenge on her chauvinist boss. A fiercely independent engineer does not decamp to the sidelines of an affair but takes up space, living her life as variously as possible. A foster child, orphaned in an accident directly attributable to climate change brings down her foster father, an oil lobbyist, in spectacular fashion.
“With an intense awareness of privilege and the lack of it, the fourteen stunning stories in Peacocks of Instagram explore the complexities of love, loss, and desire, and the weight they carry.”
We wish Deepa huge success with the book and in reaching many more readers.
Deepa Rajagopalan was shortlisted for the 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize withe her story, Parasite. It is published in our volume 16 anthology by Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/pre-orderr-bssp-16