Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India, in 1956, and spent her early years in Pune. She has lived, studied and worked in the United States, and is a graduate of the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 1992 she was the Lansdowne Visiting Writer at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. She currently lives in Bremen with her husband, the German writer Michael Augustin, and their daughter. Sujata Bhatt works as a freelance writer and has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1991. Her books of poems are Brunizem (1988) which received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Monkey Shadows (1991) which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; The Stinking Rose (1995) and Point No Point: Selected Poems (1997)- all published with Carcanet. A bilingual (English-German) translation of her poems, Nothing is Black/ Really Nothing, appeared in 1998 in the series 'Salon' with Wehrhahn Verlag, Hannover.
Sandten, Cecile, Sujata Bhatt in interview with Cecile Sandten, Kunapipi, 21(1), 1999.