Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the novel Call Me Zebra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) winner of the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the John Gardner Award, and longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. She received a 2015 Whiting Writers Award and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award for her debut novel, Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2012). Her novel Savage Tongues is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in August, 2021.

She received a Whiting Award in 2015, and her work  has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fellowship from Art OMI. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review,  GRANTA, Guernica, BOMB, and the Los Angeles Review of Books among other places.

She is Iranian-American and has lived in Catalonia, Italy, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. She was educated at Brown University and the University of California San Diego. She currently teaches in the MFA program at University of Notre Dame and lives in Chicago. 

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