Vauhini Vara's stunning and imaginative debut novel, The Immortal King Rao, made quite a splash this year. It garnered rave reviews! It was a finalist for the Center for Fiction's prestigious First Novel Prize! How exciting for us, then, that her short story collection is coming out in 2023. She's a writer who packs a punch, and personally, I'm excited to see what magic she can conjure in the condensed form. Although we don't know much about yet, one thing is certain: it's something to look forward to.–Katie Yee "Literary Hub Most Anticipated Books of 2023"