The book ‘The Purple Jacket and Other Short Stories’ was launched on Sunday, July 8 at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula by journalist and publisher Frederick Noronha with the authors of the stories in the book. Published by Novella Short Stories (novella.co.in), a Goa-based publishing house, the book features stories written by school children, college students and young professionals, thereby giving them a platform to showcase their talents in creative fiction writing and also encourage and inspire other young minds. The foreword for the book is written by Frederick Noronha, and the stories are edited and curated by Inacio Fernandes.
Novella.co.in is an online platform for aspiring as well as established authors to showcase their work in Short Story Fiction, to avid readers who like to keep their reads short. Conceptualised and developed by Criador Solutions – a Goan start-up incubated in the Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration – CIBA, Verna.
A very engaging and informative panel discussion on the topic, ‘The Challenges faced by the amateur authors and discovering the way forward’ was also held. The event was co-organised by Novella Short Stories and The International Centre-Goa.