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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of Call Me Zebra (HMH), winner of the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award, the John Gardner Award in Fiction, and long listed for the PEN/Open Book Award; and the novel Fra Keeler (Dorothy), winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes in Barcelona, the MacDowel Foundation and Ledig House/Art Omi. She is at work on a collection of short stories, titled Extinction, and a short novella titled N. based on Napoleon’s exile in Elba, which is forthcoming from Coffee House Press as part of their Spatial Species Series in 2022. Her work has been translated into half a dozen languages. She is the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame and the founder of Literatures of Annihilation, Exile and Resistance, a collaboration with Peace Studies Institutes and Postcolonial Literature faculty at Harvard and Cambridge University.