Jenny Bhatt, Founder of Desi Books

Jenny Bhatt, Founder of Desi Books

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and book critic. She is the founder of Desi Books and she teaches creative writing at Writing Workshops Dallas and the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship Program. Her debut story collection, Each of Us Killers: Stories won a 2020 Foreword INDIES award. Her literary translation, Ratno Dholi: Dhumketu’s Best Short Stories, was shortlisted for the 2021 PFC-VoW Book Awards. One of her short stories was included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021. Her nonfiction has been published in various venues including NPR, The Washington Post, BBC Culture, The Atlantic, Publishers Weekly, Dallas Morning News, Literary Hub, Poets & Writers, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Star Tribune, and more. The US edition of her Dhumketu translation, The Shehnai Virtuoso and Other Stories, was released in July 2022. Find her at https://jennybhattwriter.com. Sign up for her popular, free, weekly newsletter, We Are All Translators.