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Cooked Up Synopsis

Food can bring together families, communities and cultures. It is the essence of life and yet our relationships with one another can be most fraught at the dinner table. This perpetually fascinating subject has inspired a unique collection of short fiction - including flash fiction, essay and short stories and a stoku (combination of story and haiku). It features international literary figures such as Ben Okri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Mukoma We Ngugi and emerging writers such as Krys Lee, Nikesh Shukla, Pippa Goldschmidt and Elaine Chiew.

Cooked Up Press Reviews

'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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780262147
Publication date: 26th March 2015
Author: Elaine Chiew, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni, Ben Okri, Pippa Goldschmidt
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Elaine Chiew, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni, Ben Okri, Pippa Goldschmidt

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.

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