Murli Melwani

Location Plano, TX, USA
Occupation Retired; part-time consultant

About Me

Murli Melwani is a literary critic and a short story writer.

His short stories have been published in magazines in various countries, including the U.S.A. A few have been published in anthologies, including Stories from Asia: Major Writers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (Longman Imprint Books, U.K), Lotus Leaves(Macmillian,India),Call it a Day(Thought Publications) and The First Writers Workshop Anthology.

A short story of his came in as a finalist in the 2012 Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction.

Another was recently published in Marco Polo International Literary Magazine and can be viewed at the following link:

Three other short stories are scheduled for publication in Enizagam(a finalist in the 2012 Enizagam Literary Awards in the Fiction competition), Mount Hope Literary Magazine(Seattle) and Yuan Yang( Hong Kong University) in their summer and fall issues.

His book of criticism, Themes in the Indian Short Story in English: An Historical and a Critical Survey was published in 2009. It has received heart-warming reviews. Details about this book can be read at:

His other books are:
A collection of short stories: Stories of a Salesman Writers Workshop 1967. A second edition appeared in 1979
A Play in Three Acts. Deep Roots. 1973
Literary Criticism. Themes in Indo Anglian Literature. Prakash Book Depot. 1973

He is an occasional contributor to The Dallas Morning News.”

Why do you write?

I write because I enjoy it. It's a form of relaxation for me. It doesn't matter to me whether what I write is published or not. The writing has already paid dividends in the act of putting words on paper

Any favorite authors? Books?

Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, T.C.Boyle, Salman Rushdie

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