Friday, 15 March 2019

A short story in Himal Southasian

I'm very happy to have secured a good home for my short story in Himal Southasian.
You can read it here:

Monday, 28 January 2019

Sakkare Acchu: Sankranti Sugar Dolls

January brings sweet memories. I wrote about the process of making the Sankranti sakkare acchu for Asiavillenews. Though I had helped my mother with the sole intention of trying to wheedle broken dolls from her, I was immersed in the experience of creating sweet sculptures.

Monday, 14 January 2019

"Bhoota" in the Indian Quarterly Jan-Mar 2019

What a fantastic surprise to see a scene from my short story, "Bhoota" on the cover of The Indian Quarterly. It was a great experience working with them, and I hope to do so again in the future. The print copies are on the stands now.
More information on subscribing for the magazine can be found at

See the beautiful cover here.

Friday, 4 January 2019

An Honorable Mention in the DWL- SSP 2018

What a wonderful way to welcome the New Year. My short story, "Holes" received a Honorary Mention in the prestigious DesiWritersLounge Short Story Prize 2018.
What makes it special are these words: "Jyothi Vinod's writing shows command over craft, and the jury appreciated the story's pacing."

Read the announcement here:

Thursday, 29 November 2018

At the Bangalore Lit Fest 2018

The Hotel Lalith Ashok was the venue for the Bangalore Literature festival 2018. The editors of the Best Asian Stories 2017 were allotted the slot (7 to 7:30 pm in the Red Couch venue) on the first day, 27th Oct 2018.
The interesting panel discussion was moderated by Monideepa Sahu. The participants were Shashi Seshpande, Poilee Sengupta, Usha KR and your truly. I was so thrilled to share stage with the eminent short story writers. Here are some photographs.

(From LtoR: Jyothi Vinod, Shashi Deshpande, Monideepa Sahu, Poilee Sengupta, Usha KR)

(From LtoR: Monideepa Sahu, Jyothi Vinod, Suchi Govindarajan, Sarita Rao, Shikhandin, a reader, Sumathy Krishnan)

Signing a copy of the anthology for a reader. :)

Friday, 21 September 2018