Fiction. Short Stories. THINGS WE FOUND DURING THE AUTOPSY is South Indian writer Kuzhali Manickavel's second collection of short fiction, in which she presents a dizzying array of apocalyptic visions and fractured childhood memories. These stories contain the following: a dragon; angels; Indian culture; one Christmas story for children; no Indian culture whatsoever; men; poor people; voluntarily homeless youths; women; drugs; sex; Indian dads in cold foreign countries; vomit; boys; girl's hostels; girls; future tense; the Tropicool Icy-Land Urban Indian Slum; ash, and the people who eat ash; authentic village life written from a privileged English-speaking perspective; homosexuals; white people; references to Rajinikanth; non-italicized Tamil words; whores; brain aneurysms; Western dance in South Indian women's colleges; Pazhani; floods; shapeshifters; men named Kathir; minty-fresh non-cola cola; and wannabe Naxalites.
author siteSofia Samatar @ Strange HorizonsElliot Ross @ Africa Is A CountryMahvesh Murad @ TORRituparna Sengupta @ Helter SkelterVajra Chanderasekera @ Strange Horizons
Kuzhali Manickavel was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and moved to Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu when she was 13 years old. She is currently based in Bangalore. Her work has appeared in Granta, Strange Horizons, Agni, Subtropics, the Michigan Quarterly Review and DIAGRAM. She is the author of INSECTS ARE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME EXCEPT SOME OF THEM HAVE WINGS (Blaft Publications, 2008) and THINGS WE FOUND DURING THE AUTOPSY (Blaft Publications, 2014).Author City: Chidambaram IND