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Marjan Kamali

Lexington, MA
Marjan Kamali’s debut novel Together Tea (EccoBooks/HarperCollins) was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. It has been translated into several languages and was recently adapted for the stage. Marjan graduated from U.C. Berkeley and earned an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA from NYU. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been. She has written essays for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Marjan grew up in Turkey, Iran, Germany, Kenya and NYC and has spent her adult life in Switzerland, Australia and the U.S. She taught writing at Boston University and is currently an instructor at GrubStreet. An excerpt from her second novel which appeared in Solstice literary magazine was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. This second novel, The Stationery Shop, will be published by Gallery/Simon & Schuster in June 2019.

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