Elaine Chiew: Run of the Molars. Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni: Mrs Dutta Writes A Letter. Rachel J. Fenton: Food Bank. Diana Ferraro: Ghost Eating in Buenos Aires. Vanessa Gebbie: The Salt Box, Pippi Spit Across Fox Street, Tasting Pebbles (3 x flash). Pippa Goldschmidt: One of the Ten Plagues Will Fall On This House, Potato Pancakes, Flesh and Bone (3 x flash). Sue Guiney: Mysteries and Offerings. Patrick J. Holland: All Sorrows Are Less With Bread. Roy Kesey: How Things End. Charles Lambert: The Noise, and After The Noise, The Calm. Krystyn Lee. Stefani Nellen: Oatmeal Sorbet. Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Walking the Wok. Ben Okri: The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us. Susannah Rickards: Unredeemed. Nikesh Shukla: How It Used To Be And How It Always Was.
Upcoming Events: London Short Story Festival Reading Panel with Ben Okri, Krys Lee, Charles Lambert and Elaine Chiew Saturday 20 June, Waterstones Picadilly, 6.30 - 7.30pm; Word Theatre Cooked Up Anthology stories will be featured as live performances by actors and actresses Wednesday 6 June, The Arts Club, Mayfair, 6 - 8:30 p.m; Birmingham Literary Festival A reading and supper. Thursday 13 October, Ikon Gallery; Books for Cooks Cooked Up will be feted at Books for Cooks, with adaptation performances from Zebra D'oro Productions of some of the stories in the anthology, followed by Q&A with authors and artists -- come experience short stories coming to life (date TBA).
The authors in the anthology include Elaine Chiew, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni, Rachel J. Fenton, Diana Ferraro, Vanessa Gebbie, Pippa Goldschmidt, Sue Guiney, Patrick J. Holland, Roy Kesey, Charles Lambert, Krys Lee, Stefani Nellen, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ben Okri, Angie Pelekidis, Susannah Rickards, and Nikesh Shukla.
'A rich collection of short stories by various writers where food is a weapon or armor, an expression of deep conservatism or freedom, a metaphor for our times and much more besides.' - The Independent. 'A delectable collection, perfect for anyone who loves both food and fiction.' - Diana Henry, food writer, Sunday Telegraph. 'An international banquet of exceptional stories. A feast for the mind and the heart, I devoured this in one sitting.' - Kerry Hudson, author of Thirst. 'This slim collection makes room for the world.' - Sunjeev Sahota, author of Ours Are The Street.