Ashutosh Bhardwaj is a bilingual journalist, fiction writer and literary critic. He has received the Krishna Baldev Vaid Fellowship for his innovative fiction and was a writer-in-residence at the Sangam House in Bangalore, 2012-13 and
as a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2017-19, he wrote a monograph, Women in Solitude, a study of solitary women in select novels and cinema. He is the only journalist in India to have won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism for four consecutive years. In 2015, he was shortlisted for the Reuters’ Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. He has published three books: a story collection, Jo Frame Men Na The; a book of essays on literature and cinema, Pitra Vadh; a creative biography of Dandakaranya, The Death Script; ; besides several other stories, diaries, travelogues and critical essays. Shortlisted for Tata Lit Fest 2020 award and winner of the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2020 Atta Galatta award, The Death Script is appearing soon in several languages and Pitra Vadh has received the prestigious Devi Shankar Avasthi Samman for the year 2020 awarded to a work of literary criticism. He received the KLF Book Awards 2020 for The Death Script, HarperCollins India.