Kiran Bhat is a global citizen formed in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia by parents from Southern Karnataka, in India. He has currently traveled to over 130 countries, lived in 18 different places, and speaks 12 languages. He is primarily known as the author of we of the forsaken world... (Iguana Books, 2020), but he has authored books in four foreign languages, and has had his writing published in the Kenyon Review, Brooklyn Rail, Southern Humanities Review, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Eclectica, PANK, 3:AM Magazine, the Radical Art Review, The Chakkar, Mascara Literary Review, and several other places. His list of homes is vast, but his heart and spirit always remain in Mumbai, somehow. He is currently bumming around Mexico. You can find him @Weltgeist Kiran.