Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of Fra Keeler (Dorothy, A Publishing Project) and Call Me Zebra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is the winner of the 2015 Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, and the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Guernica, BOMB, and The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, among other places. She has lived in Iran, Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame. She divides her time between South Bend, Indiana, and Florence, Italy.
Her website is at www.azareenvandervlietoloomi.net.
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