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The second edition of the Mozhi Prize for short story translation from any Indian language into English. Apply! I’m one of the jury members, and I look forward to reading your work. Details are here. Thanks.

I appreciated reading and reviewing Jamila Ahmed’s debut novel, Every Rising Sun. A wonderful historical adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights. Sent me down many rabbit holes to do with the evolution of The Arabian Nights, its many translations, etc. Read here.

My free, monthly historical fiction newsletter just dropped. This is a ~6-minute read that includes a reflection on my own learnings from teaching historical fiction workshops and some thoughts about persistent trends in the genre. Read here.

Thank you for your patience with my three-month hiatus. Here’s the latest WAAT newsletter. This is a new five-part series on how literary translators select their works. And a few other quick literary updates. Read here.

This is a new anthology of eight short stories and eight narrative essays depicts diverse facets of the South Asian experience in the American South.

Some of them relate to the proverbial longing for what the immigrants have left behind, while others spotlight the immigrants’ struggles to reconcile with realities they did not sign up for.

Available in April 2023.

Read more details and an excerpt of my included short story here.

Lovely to find my 6-week Magical Realism workshop at Writing Workshops Dallas featured in this list at Reedsy. I’ve been teaching this online workshop since 2021 and am currently in the tenth edition. I so enjoy reading and writing this genre (especially when it’s combined with my other favorite genre, Historical Fiction, which I also teach.) These are workshops I wanted when I was working on my first story collection during the 2015-2017 period. I couldn’t find them at the time, so I created my own syllabi and exercises with selected essays and stories to learn the craft. Some of these are still a part of this workshop, but I do add new stuff with each edition. More details about both workshops, including participant testimonials, are here.

PS I will most likely cut back on the frequency of these workshops once I start my Ph.D. But I hope to be able to continue them. Let’s see.

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Jenny Bhatt is an author, a literary translator, and a book critic. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student of literature at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has taught creative writing at Writing Workshops Dallas and the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship Program. Sign up for her free newsletters, We Are All Translators and/or Historical Fiction Craft Notes. Jenny lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Texas. (Photo Credit: Pixel Voyage Photography / Arushi Gupta)

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