Jenny Bhatt Writer
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Hello and welcome to my online home.

I’m a writer, literary translator, and book critic. I teach fiction at Writing Workshops Dallas. 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. Available in October 2020 from HarperCollins India, Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu has been longlisted for the PFC-VoW Book Awards 2021 for English Translation from Regional Languages. It has received positive praise in India (Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, and more.) It will be out in the US with Deep Vellum Books in 2022. Join events here. Read more about the book, watch the book trailer, and order it here.

Each of Us Killers Jenny Bhatt
Cover Design: Harshad Marathe

A Foreword INDIES 2020 Book of the Year Finalist in the Short Stories and Multicultural Adult Fiction categories.

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 several more. One of the most anticipated debuts of 2020 at Electric Literature, Literary Hub, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, Entropy Magazine, Debutiful, Ms. Magazine, Bustle. One of the best story collections of 2020 at Bustle and Largehearted Boy. One of the best collections of 2020 by Asian authors at Book Riot. A fiction bestseller at Small Press Distribution for July/August, September/October, and November/December. Read press and interviews. A story is upcoming in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 anthology. Join events here. Watch the book trailer, and order it here.