“Local” a short story written by Gankhu Sumnyan has been included in “The Best Asian Short Stories-2021" book published from Singapore.
By The Space
There are only a few writers from Arunachal Pradesh whose literary works are
internationally appreciated and recognised. Gankhu Sumnyan, assistant professor of
Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College, Deomali who teaches English is bringing happiness
to the literature lovers of the state. His short story “Local” has been included in “The
Best Asian Short Stories-2021" book published from Singapore.
The fifth edition of the “The Best Asian Short Stories” series for the year
2021 has been released by the publication house Kitaab Singapore recently and is
available in Amazon. The Editor of the book Malachi Edwin Vethamani and series
Editor Zafar Anjum selected Sumnyan's short story “Local” picked for the fifth
edition along with 20 other writers of different countries.
35-year-old Gankhu Sumnyan is also the president of Arunachal Pradesh
Literary Society, Tirap district unit and is associated with creative writings from his
school days. His poetry collection book Old Friends’ Parade was shortlisted for Satish
Verma Young Writers’ Award 2015, organised by Muse India. His poems have been
published in the journals - Indian Literature and The Little Journal of Northeast India.
He has also published short stories in various magazines.
Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society president Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi and
general secretary Mukul Pathak in a press statement congratulated Gankhu Sumnyan
and expressed that his success will lead many Arunachalee writers to write in coming
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