ITANAGAR- There are only a few writers from Arunachal Pradesh whose literary works are internationally appreciated and recognised. Gankhu Sumnyan, assistant professor of Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College, Deomali who teaches English is bringing happiness to the literature lovers of the state. His short story “Local” has been included in “The Best Asian Short Stories-2021″ book published from Singapore.
The fifth edition of the “The Best Asian Short Stories” series for the year 2021 has been released by the publication house Kitaab Singapore recently and is available on Amazon. The Editor of the book Malachi Edwin Vethamani and series Editor Zafar Anjum selected Sumnyan’s short story “Local” picked for the fifth edition along with 20 other writers of different countries.
35-year-old Gankhu Sumnyan is also the president of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society, Tirap district unit and is associated with creative writings from his school days. His poetry collection book Old Friends’ Parade was shortlisted for Satish Verma Young Writers’ Award 2015, organised by Muse India. His poems have been published in the journals – Indian Literature and The Little Journal of Northeast India. He has also published short stories in various magazines.
Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society president Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi and general secretary Mukul Pathak in a press statement congratulated Gankhu Sumnyan and expressed that his success will lead many Arunachalee writers to write in coming days.