Shashi Bhat’s debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013) was one of three finalists for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. The National Post called the book “[a] subtle, sophisticated take on the immigrant novel,” and said, “The Family Took Shape has a strange and very beautiful ending, proof of Bhat’s tremendous promise.”
Her short stories have appeared in Grain, PRISM international, EVENT, The New Quarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review, and other publications. Her fiction has been long listed for The Journey Prize, a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Shashi is the current editor of EVENT magazine, and teaches in the Creative Writing faculty at Douglas College. She received an MFA in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English from Cornell University.