Tanaz Bhathena was born in Mumbai and raised in Riyadh, Jeddah and Toronto.

She is the winner of the 2009 MARTY for Emerging Literary Arts, a semi-finalist for the 2013 Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge and the Readers’ Choice pick for the 2015 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest. Her short stories have appeared in various journals, including Blackbird, Witness and Room Magazine.

Her debut YA novel, A Girl Like That, releases on Feb 27, 2018 (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan).