Last year, I had the following pieces published in #TellMeYourStory (a Koral Dasgupta venture):
- A Short story titled ‘A Kafkaesque Story’ (link), published on 20/03/2018, that was also reviewed by Vani Kaushal as ‘Story of the Month’ (link).
- A poem titled ‘Asphyxiation’ (link) , published on 05/07/2017.
- A short story titled ‘Sweet Ambition’ (link), published on 07/08/2017.
The anthology ‘Voices From The Attic’ features my short story titled ‘Obsessive Compulsive’. The book was launched by Dr. Ramachandra Guha and Anita Nair on the 15th of December. It will soon be available at a bookstore near you. The book is also available at: www.atticbooks.in
‘How does one deal with loss? The loss of a high-paying job or the loss of the love of one’s life. The answer varies from person to person. And that is what Akhil Kakkar shows us in this tale. “Denial” exposes the raw emotions that course through our veins. Impulsiveness, desperation, hope, despair… all of it are featured.’
– Jayasree Bhargavan (‘Frost at Midnight’) reviews my short story ‘Denial’ (and six other stories on Quillr). Here’s the link: https://frostatmidnite.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/quillr/
My short story ‘Denial’ is up for grabs on Quillr. Do purchase. It’s just Rs. 20 via PayTM ($1 via PayPal for international readers). Here’s the link: https://quillrapp.com/login
Can’t wait for the release of this anthology that features a short story of mine titled ‘Obsessive Compulsive’.
My article titled ‘Here’s Why I Don’t Undervalue Long Sentences in Fiction’ in Open Road Review was published on 18th January 2016. Open Road Review is a leading magazine of literature and culture in South Asia. Click here to read the article.
I, amongst six writers, had a collaborative fiction piece titled ‘Potluck’ featured in the Sunday column of Bangalore Mirror dated January 3rd, 2016. Click here to read the article.
In April this year, my short story ‘Space Submission’ was published in the indie literary journal ‘The Madras Mag’ (click to read story). The story is now a part of The Madras Mag anthology which features the works of new and known Indian (and some international) writers. The book gets launched on the 11th of October in Chennai. This is my first book launch, so if you’re in Chennai at the time, please do drop in.
Last month, my short story ‘Marathon’ had been published in the reputed international journal ‘The Criterion’. Here’s the exclusive link to ‘Marathon’ from The Criterion: http://www.the-criterion.com/V6/n4/Akhil.pdf
As part of Season 1 of Anita’s Attic, I read my short story titled ‘Obsessive Compulsive’ at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre at Bangalore on 11th April, 2015. ‘The Hindu’ newspaper stated: ‘Akhil Kakkar read out a well structured and engaging short story’ (click to read newspaper article ).
Here’s the link to the video of me reading the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV20mJeYGZc