Featuring new work by:
Vidhu Aggarwal * Kazim Ali * Meher Ali * Neelanjana Banerjee * Nadia Chaney * Sayantani Dasgupta * Tara Dorabji * Ali Eteraz * Saadia Faruqi * Mala Gaonkar * Madhushree Ghosh * Ro Gunetilleke * S. Afzal Haider * Syed Ishaq Haider * Minal Hajratwala * Soniah Kamal * Kirun Kapur * Maya Khosla * Swati Khurana * Waqas Khwaja * Anu Kumar * Aditi Machado * Amit Majmudar * Shikha Malaviya * Zafar Malik * Vikas Menon * Faisal Mohyuddin * Dipika Mukherjee * Somnath Mukherji * Naomi Munaweera * Shabnam Nadiya * Shivani Narang * Ifti Nasim * Sophia Naz * Toni Nealie * Mahmud Rahman * Reema Rajbanshi * Roshni Rustomji-Kerns * Chaitali Sen * Moazzam Sheikh * Ravibala Shenoy * Ranbir Singh Sidhu * Pireeni Sundaralingam * Sadia Uqaili * Sachin Waikar * Tanu Mehrotra Wakefield
Cover illustration and design by Laura Williams
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“In a time of mounting distrust of foreign cultures and unprecedented attacks against immigrants, this sweeping collection of writing by a new wave of South Asian writers is an antidote that both transports and illuminates. The irrepressible voices within rage against widely diverse assumptions and stereotypes and yet unite to remind us of the universality of the human condition.” –Manil Suri
The Chicago Quarterly Review is proud to announce the release of CQR #23, featuring wonderful and brilliant work by:
Andrew W.M. Beierle
J. A. Bernstein
J. Scott Brownlee
Rod Val Moore
Harry Mark Petrakis
Ian Randall Wilson
Our spring issue is out, featuring terrific work by:
MICHAEL ALENYIKOV • GREG ALLENDORF • JENNIFER BANNAN • F. DOUGLAS BROWN• CRAIG BUCHNER • KEVIN CALLAWAY • GEORGE CHOUNDAS • THOMAS COOK • GEFFREY DAVIS • WILLER DE OLIVEIRA • TOBY DONOVAN • IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE • CAROL EDELSTEIN • KYLE ELLINGSON • PANIO GIANOPOULOS • SHARON GOLDBERG • YEN HA • JARED HAREL • LAURA HEFFINGTON • RAGE HEZEKIAH • LOWELL JAEGER • TIM KEPPEL • MARIANNE KUNKEL • LAURA LEGGE • CHRISTINE LEHNER • GOTHAM MAMIK • TAYLOR MAZER • JOHN MILAS • ERICA MOSLEY • JAN NAKAO • YOUMI PARK • GLEN POURCIAU • C.R. RESETARITS • SARA SCHAFF • SUSAN SENSEMANN • CRAIG SHAW • ELEANOR SPIESS-FERRIS • JASON TANDON • RONALD TOBIAS • QIANYUE XU
Congratulations to Willer de Oliveira, for receiving a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize 2016 for his terrific story “The Urologist” which appeared in CQR #18!
How it begins:
“My first encounter with Ralph happened when he was still a professor of German language and literature at Virginia Tech. On the very first day of classes, Ralph’s eccentricity surfaced when he surprised his students with strange music on a tape recorder. When he asked the class to identify the language and the singer, the confused students could not recognize the lyrics, not to mention the singer, except me. It was an old recording of Carmen Miranda, and the language was Portuguese. Naturally, I had the advantage over the other students because I was Brazilian, and Carmen Miranda was still considered an icon in my country…”
Join us as we take the wrapping off Issue 21 of the Chicago Quarterly Review with readings by issue contributors Gary Houston, Richard Rapaport, James Reiss, Tim Richard, Jonathan Rose, Jay Shearer, and John Twohey.
626 Church St.
December 12, 2015
Chicago Quarterly Review editor Syed Haider was one of four writers to read from their work at the Book Club of California in San Francisco on November 9, 2015. Haider and authors Christian Kiefer, Robert Kerwin, and Jack Shoemaker read from work published in Catamaran Literary Reader (CLR), a Santa Cruz-based literary and fine arts quarterly that explores West Coast themes by writers and artists from everywhere. Joining Haider at the event was CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie, who is also a CLR editor. Haider read “Life of Ganesh,” an excerpt from his forthcoming novel of the same title.