Shashi Bhat

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Research Interests

  • poetry
  • fiction
  • personal narrative

Academic Introduction

MFA (The Johns Hopkins University)
BA (Cornell University)

My stories have appeared in The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, PRISM, Best Canadian Stories 2018 & 2019, Journey Prize Stories 24 and 30 and other publications. I was the winner of the 2018 Journey Prize, and a 2018 National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. I am a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and in 2010, was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award. My debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. I have taught creative writing at Dalhousie University and The Johns Hopkins University. I am also the editor of EVENT magazine, and have two books of fiction forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart.

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