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Gautam Bhatia

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Full Name: Gautam Bhatia
Born: New Delhi, india
Occupation: Lawyer
Nationality: Indian


Gautam Bhatia is a constitutional law scholar and science fiction author. He was born in 1988 to a mathematician father and a documentary-film-maker mother.

Bhatia holds a BA/LLB degree from the National Law School of India University (2011), a BCL and MPhil from the University of Oxford (2012 - 2013) and an LLM from Yale Law School (2014). Since July 2014, he has been a practicing lawyer in New Delhi and has contributed drafting and research assistance in constitutional cases such as the criminal defamation challenge and the right to privacy hearing. He has taught constitutional law at the National Law School and the National University of Juridical Sciences.

The Wall, his first novel, was a finalist for the 2021 Valley of Words Best English Language Novel Prize. Bhatia was long-listed for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer at both the 2021 World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), and the 2022 WorldCon.

Bhatia is also the co-ordinating editor of Strange Horizons, a weekly online magazine of fantasy and science fiction, which won the British Fantasy Award in 2021, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Awards every year since 2013. In 2022, he was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for his work with the magazine.

His reviews and essays on science fiction and fantasy have appeared in Strange Horizons, The Hindustan Times, Scroll, and The Wire.

Works in the WWEnd Database


 1. (2020)
 2. (2021)