Jenny Bhatt

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My author bio: Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and literary critic. She is a Contributing Editor (Books) at PopMatters. Her literary translation of Dhumketu's short stories will be out in 2019 with HarperCollins India. Her short story collections, PROS AND CONS, will be out in 2020 with 7.13 Books. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in various respectable journals in the US, UK, and India, including The Atlantic, BBC Culture, Literary Hub, Longreads, The Millions, and others. Her fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and the 2017 Best American Short Stories. She was a finalist for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology alongside respected writers like Lydia Davis, Allegra Hyde, and Daisy Johnson. Having lived a ...more

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Published: Book Review of ‘Waiting’ by Nighat Gandhi (Scroll.in)

In her second short story collection, Waiting, Nighat Gandhi explores many of the same preoccupations that have dominated both her fiction and non-fiction thus far but with even more minute and interior details. [...] In this latest collection too, Gandhi’s women are trying to comprehend and address subjects and themes that are either taboo or fetishised. However, their voices are still repress... Read more of this blog post »
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If you're wondering how the future could get worse because of the current US administration, the 25 speculative works in this new anthology provide some plausible scenarios. [...] Together, these futures show aspects of dystopia and utopia, oppressio ...more
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All the Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth
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The loss of a loved one teaches us many life lessons. In this memoir about her father, Katharine Smyth writes: "From my father's death, I learned that grief is personal and unpredictable, that it will confound our expectations as often as fulfill the ...more
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Through these short stories about women, we see how contemporary male Urdu writers have viewed women and their place in society. I've often said and written how many male writers — both in the East and in the West — struggle to depict women well in f ...more
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