Kavita Jindal wins Foyles’s Haruki Murakami Short Story Competition

Congratulations to Cha contributor Kavita Jindal. She is named winner of the Haruki Murakami Short Story Competition, organised by London’s Foyles in association with Murakami’s publisher, Harvill Secker.

Haruki Murakami selected one line from his latest novel 1Q84 (‘Carrying a single bag, the young man is travelling alone at his whim with no particular destination in mind.’), which entrants used to begin a short story (no more than 1500 words). Liz Foley, who is Murakami’s publisher at Harvill Secker, acted as the judge.

You can learn more about the competition and read Kavita’s story here.

Kavita Jindal’s poetry was published in Issue #1Β ofΒ Cha.


Cha excitedly announces the launch of Not A Muse. Not A Muse is edited by Viki Holmes (Cha contributor) and Kate Rogers and published by Haven Books.

The anthology includes poems by “over 100 sensational contributors from 24 countries including”. The following Cha contributors are featured in the long-awaited anthology: Agnes Lam (issue#2), Anindita Sengupta (issue#3), Kavita Jindal (issue#1), Louise Ho (issue#4), Luisa A Igloria (issue#2), Mani Rao (issue#1), Michelle Cahill (issue#2), Phoebe Tsang (issue#6), Sridala Swami (issue#3), Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (co-editor of Cha) and Viki Holmes (issue#3).
You can find more detail about the launch of Not A Muse on the Haven Books website and the the Man Kong International Literary Festival 2009 website.
If you are in Hong Kong, do join the launch party!