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Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2012) and Call Me Zebra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. She is the winner of a 2015 Whiting Writers' Award, a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain.

Her work has appeared in The ParisReview,  GRANTAGuernicaBOMB,  and the Los Angeles Review of Books among other places. She has lived in Iran, Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and currently teaches in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame. She speaks Spanish, Italian, Farsi and some Catalan. English is her native language.

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan