Longlisted for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The Best Possible Experience
by Nishanth Injam
Nishanth Injam received an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. He received a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and a Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award from the Key West Literary Seminar. His work has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Zoetrope, The Georgia Review (which won the 2022 ASME Award for Fiction for its publication of his story), Catapult’s Best Debut Short Stories 2021, and The Best American Magazine Writing 2022. Raised in Telangana, India, he now lives in Illinois.