Kirtan Nautiyal

Born in small-town Oklahoma, Indian-American essayist Kirtan Nautiyal is now a practicing hematologist and oncologist near Houston, TX, where he lives with his wife and dog. The recipient of a scholarship to the 2022 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and a 2023 fellowship from the Ucross Foundation, he has published work in Guernica, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, Boulevard, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and has been featured in popular venues such as Longreads, Longform, and the Memoir Monday newsletter. His essays have been recognized as notable on multiple occasions by the Best American Essays series, and “Gettysburg”, initially published in Guernica, will appear in the anthology South to South: Writing South Asia in the American South, forthcoming in 2023 from the Texas Review Press. He is at work on a memoir-in-essays about the search for home.