Mohan Sikka in Delhi Noir

Delhi Noir coverNext week, publisher Akashic Books, our neighbors at the Old American Can Factory, will be hosting two (free!) cocktail parties to celebrate the launch of a groundbreaking anthology, Delhi Noir, featuring One Story author Mohan Sikka (Issue #94, “Uncle Musto Takes a Mistress”) and One Story author Jason Grunebaum (Issue #92, ” Maria Ximenes da Costa de Carvalho Perreira”). Delhi Noir is the latest installment in the award winning Akashic Noir Series.

The events:
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Delhi Noir cocktail party and launch
Featuring editor Hirsh Sawhney, contributors Meera Nair, Mohan Sikka,
and translator Jason Grunebaum
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street, New York, NY, 10007
6.30pm-8.00pm

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Delhi Noir cocktail and book signing
Featuring editor Hirsh Sawhney, contributors Meera Nair, Mohan Sikka,
and translator Jason Grunebaum
Idlewild Bookstore
12 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011
7.00pm-9:00pm

Princess Leia: “The short story is far, far, far from dead.”

princessl1Last night at the Pen American Center’s literary awards, One Story Editor-in-Chief Hannah Tinti was presented with the PEN/ Nora Magid Award for a magazine editor of distinction, and dubbed the “Princess Leia of American short fiction” by judge Richard Nash. Upon receiving the award Hannah declared the short story “far, far, far from dead.” Find full coverage of the evening at the National Book Critics Circle’s blog, Critical Mass.