I am Anjana — a writer and editor based in Bangalore where I live with a geek and two four-legged monsters. I spent my twenties gaining experience in content creation, editing, copy writing, content management and digital analytics by day and ignoring the writer’s itch by night.
On this blog, I am currently writing a fiction series called The Dog We Stole, about our youngest pup Pathu. A lot of the posts are random musings and writing exercises. I read books in Malayalam and English and write about them here. Rarely, I write about my travels. It’s basically all that makes me, me.
I enjoy fiction that picks up my tangled thoughts and arranges them in perfect words on a page. I admire writers like Ambai, KR Meera and Kamala Das. Fredrik Backman and Jonas Jonasson make my heart sing. Vasudhendra, Jerry Pinto and Unni R touch a chord. And my all time favourite — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is so awesome that I would skip answering exam questions about his stories just because I didn’t want to dissect them.
My story, For Chikki’s Sake, was published in “The Best Asian Short Stories 2018” anthology by Kitaab. One of my first stories, On Her Own, was published in Helter Skelter’s Anthology of New Writing VI. My children’s story Zayne’s Day With the Sun has appeared in Cambridge University Press English Language course material.