ALMA is one of Asia’s leading creative and literary publications. Traditional in some ways and unconventional in others, we admire newfangled ideas, tried-and-tested literary forms and even creative visual and performing arts. As is the case with a lot of creative works, how you see us is entirely in your hands: a pleasurable pastime, an intellectual engagement or a partner in your quest for meaning. For the inquisitive reader, we hope to be all these things and more. Across the categories we’ve concocted, you’ll find something or the other that triggers a thought or a smile.
Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories and Seahorse: A Novel. She was awarded the Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013.