My Dear Kabul: A year in the life of an Afghan women's writing group

Coronet has acquired My Dear Kabul: A year in the life of an Afghan women’s writing group, a collaboration between 21 Afghan women writers. 

The book is a shared record of the year following the Taliban retaking Afghanistan, by the same authors of the acclaimed short story collection, My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird, New Fiction by Afghan Women (MacLehose Press). It is a testament to the collective spirit of women living under terror and a vital record of lives under brutality.

My Dear Kabul will be published in hardback, e-book and audiobook in August 2024.

A Fistful of Moonlight: New Fiction from Assam

An anthology of contemporary short stories translated into English, edited by Mitra Phukan, Arunava Sinha and Lucy Hannah. Available in India (BEE Books, January 2023) and in the UK (MacLehose Press, November 2023). A local Assamese edition will be published soon.

My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New fiction by Afghan Women

Stories by 18 writers from the Write Afghanistan project were published in the UK on 17 February 2022 in My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women (MacLehose Press).

My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird is a landmark collection: the first anthology of short fiction by Afghan women, with an introduction by Lyse Doucet and an afterword by Lucy Hannah.

My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird has been published in the USA, Japan and Korea. Individual stories have been published online in many literary journals around the world.

“Powerful, profound and deeply moving, these stories will expand your mind and elevate your heart” Elif Shafak 

“This book is a precious collection of work, the first and maybe last of its kind. My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird is a huge accomplishment”
Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

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