Jenny Bhatt

Fiction Writer, Translator

5320 Running Brook Ln
McKinney, TX 75071

Author's Bio

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and book critic. She is the founder of Desi Books and teaches creative writing at Writing Workshops Dallas.  Her debut story collection, Each of Us Killers: Stories (7.13 Books; Sep 2020) won a 2020 Foreword INDIES award in the Short Stories category and was a finalist in the Multicultural Adult Fiction category. Her literary translation, Ratno Dholi: Dhumketu’s Best Short Stories (HarperCollins India; Oct 2020) has been shortlisted for the 2021 PFC-VoW Book Awards for English Translation from Regional Languages. Her writing has appeared in various venues including The Atlantic, NPR, BBC Culture, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Dallas Morning News, Literary Hub, Longreads, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Electric Literature, and more. Having lived and worked her way around India, England, Germany, Scotland, and various parts of the US, she now lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. [NOTE: Read about her writing journey in this Longreads essay and this Millions essay.] Find her at

Publications & Prizes


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Nonbinary Review
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Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu by Dhumketu, translated from the Hindi (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2020)
Asymptote, a story by Dhumketu, translated from the Hindi
Waxwing, a story by Jhaverchand Meghani, translated from the Hindi
Prizes won: 

Foreword INDIES 2020 Short Stories Silver

Foreword INDIES 2020 Multicultural Fiction Finalist

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Asian American, Indian, Indian American, South Asian
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Fluent in: 
English, Hindi
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Last update: Oct 22, 2021