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Author Reading with Dima Alzayat and Fowzia Karimi

June 13, 2020

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Dima Alzayat, author of Alligator and Other Stories (Two Dollar Radio, 2020),  and Fowzia Karimi, author of Above Us the Milky Way (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2020), will read from their books and participate in a Q&A hosted by Anna Weber from White Whale Books. Attendees will be able to submit questions for the authors at the end of the event.

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Dima Alzayat author of Alligator and Other Stories, Two Dollar Radio, 2020Dima Alzayat was born in Damascus, Syria, grew up in San Jose, California, and now lives in Manchester. She was the winner of the 2019 Society of Authors’ ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award, a 2018 Northern Writers’ Award, the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize and the 2015 Bernice Slote Award, runner-up in the 2018 Deborah Rogers Award and the 2018 Zoetrope: All-Story Competition, and was Highly Commended in the 2013 Bridport Prize. Her stories have appeared in Esquire, the Bristol Short Story Award Anthology, Prairie Schooner, Enizagam, and the Bridport Prize Anthology. Her story "In the Land of Kan’an" was included in artist Jenny Holzer’s projection For Aarhus and was part of Holzer’s 2017 exhibition For North Adams at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, The Skinny, and Variety Arabia. Her debut short story collection, Alligator and Other Stories, will be published by Two Dollar Radio in May 2020 (Picador in the UK).
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Fowzia Karimi, Above Us Only the Milky WayFowzia Karimi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She immigrated to the US in 1980, after the Soviet invasion of the country. Karimi has a background in Studio Art and Biology. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, California. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. She is a recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and has illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Green. Above Us the Milky Way — her illustrated debut novel about a young family forced to flee their war-ravaged homeland, leaving behind everything and everyone beloved and familiar — was published by Deep Vellum Publishing in April 2020. She lives in Texas.
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