Almost Island is a space for literature that threatens, confronts, or bypasses the marketplace. Founded by prose writer Sharmistha Mohanty, the space began with this online journal, then expanded to an international writers dialogue, held every year in New Delhi. It hopes to extend and widen this space even further in the near future, in new ways. Almost Island believes that geography lends a direction to writing, without limiting it. India is where it is based, and it is committed to the multiple inheritances alive here, and equally seeks that which is vital in literature anywhere in the world.
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