Black Lawrence Press
ANIS SHIVANI is a fiction writer, poet, and critic in Houston, Texas. His stories appear in Other Voices, Crazyhorse, Stand, Confrontation, River City, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere.  One of his stories won special mention for the 2008 Pushcart Prize. Anatolia and Other Stories, his first book, addresses the limitations of prevalent models of multiculturalism under conditions of stress. A poetry manuscript, My Tranquil War and Other Poems, was selected by David Shapiro as the runner-up for the 2007 Marsh Hawk Press Prize; poems appear in The Threepenny Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, TLS, Subtropics, Meanjin, Verse, and other journals. A book of criticism, American Fiction in Decline: Publishing in an Age of Plenty, is in progress; essays assessing the current state of American fiction and poetry appear in American Book Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Cambridge Quarterly, Northwest Review, Pleiades, The Antioch Review, Boulevard, London Magazine, and elsewhere.  
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
“In Anatolia and Other Stories, Anis Shivani does no less than deliver a world.”
                 — Julie Shigekuni
ISBN 978-0615281827       $16.00