Long-time Houston resident Anis Shivani's second story collection, The Fifth Lash and Other Stories, was just long listed for the 2013 Frank O'Connor international short story award. His other books include My Tranquil War and Other Poems (2012), Against the Workshop (2011), Anatolia and Other Stories (2009) and the forthcoming novel Karachi Raj (2013).

His work appears in Georgia Review, Yale Review, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Epoch, Agni, Fence, Boulevard, Subtropics, Denver Quarterly, Times Literary Supplement, London Magazine, Cambridge Quarterly and other journals. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he won a 2012 Pushcart Prize, and reviews books for newspapers and magazines.

He has finished a new book of criticism called Literature at the Global Crossroads, while current projects include the novel Abruzzi, 1936, a book of criticism exploring "plastic realism”"in recent American fiction, and a poetry manuscript called Empire.



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2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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