Pritha Bhattacharyya is a Bengali-American fiction writer, poet, teacher, and reader.
Her work appears in The Southern Review, Ecotone, Ninth Letter, Nashville Review, Bodega, Apogee Journal, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a fiction PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, where she is currently an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow.
She received her MFA from Boston University, where she was awarded the Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship to travel to Osaka, Japan. Her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Willapa Bay AiR, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Inprint Houston, Tagore Society of Houston, and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. She received the 2023 Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction, the 2022 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction, was a finalist for the 2023 Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award for the Key West Literary Seminar, a finalist for Glimmer Train’s 2019 Short Story Award for New Writers, a second runner-up for the 2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship and twice a semifinalist for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. In 2023, Pritha was named Inprint Writer-in-Residence with the McGovern Center.