Satish sits in his high chair with his spindly legs wound round one another in garudasana. He is wearing the uniform the company provided him with eighteen months ago: scarlet shorts with yellow stripes down the sides, and a blouson jacket that is far too big for him in the same colours. He also has a pair of goggles, picked up from a market stall, and a large canvas hat. The … [Read more...]
Janet H Swinney
Janet H Swinney
Janet was born and grew up in the North East of England. She has travelled widely in India, and this experience has influenced her work.
Her work has appeared in ten print anthologies. The Map of Bihar was published both in the UK (Earlyworks Press) and in the USA (Hopewell Publications), where it appeared in Best New Writing 2013 and was nominated for the Eric Hoffer prize for prose 2012. The Work of Lesser-Known Artists was a runner-up in the London Short Story Competition 2014, and appeared in Flamingo Land (Flight Press, 2015). The Queen of Campbeltown appeared in The Ball of the Future (Earlyworks Press, 2016)
Her online publications include Degsie’s All-Time Runners (The Feathered Flounder, USA), One for the Off (Visual Verse, 2015) and The Menace at the Gate, a story set in Punjab at the time of the Sikh unrest (Bombay Literary Magazine, 2016). In 2008, she was a runner-up in the Guardian newspaper's international development journalism competition.
Her interests are yoga and women’s rights.
You can find out more about Janet’s work at: www.janethswinney.com