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JENNY BHATT

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Hello and welcome to my online home.

I’m a writer, literary translator, and book critic. I’m also the host of the Desi Books podcast. My debut story collection, Each of Us Killers, was out in September 2020 and critically well-received. My debut literary translation, Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu, was out in October 2020 and also critically well-received.

My writing has appeared in venues like The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, BBC Culture, Longreads, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Poets & Writers, Dallas Morning News, Scroll.in, and more. Full author bio.

Cover Design: Harshad Marathe

My latest book is a literary translation of the Gujarati short story pioneer, Dhumketu. Globally available in October 2020 from HarperCollins India, Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu has received positive praise from renowned writers and translators: Namita Gokhale, Aruni Kashyap, Jerry Pinto, and Rita Kothari.

Read more about the book, watch the book trailer, and order it here.

Each of Us Killers Jenny Bhatt
Cover Design: Harshad Marathe

My debut is a story collection, Each of Us Killers (September 2020, 7.13 Books.) These stories are set at the intersection of work and our emotional lives. The book received a starred review from Shelf Awareness and positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Dallas Morning News, Texas Public Radio, and more. It’s been mentioned as one of the most anticipated debuts of 2020 at Electric LiteratureLiterary HubThe MillionsKirkus ReviewsEntropy MagazineDebutifulMs. Magazine, and Bustle. It was also listed as one of the best story collections of 2020 by Bustle, Debutiful, and Largehearted Boy.

Read more about the book, watch the book trailer, and order it here.

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