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Marjan Kamali

October 19, Copley Square
Marjan Kamali is a novelist and teacher whose work has been both anthologized and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. A graduate of UC Berkeley with an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA from New York University, Kamali is a teacher of writing at GrubStreet and former adjunct business writing professor at Boston University. Her fiction, which has been anthologized in Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been, has been excerpted in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Together Tea, which was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection, follows a mother and daughter as they embark on a return journey to Iran. Recently it has been adapted for the stage. Her most recent release, The Stationery Shop, hailed by author Whitney Scharer as “evocative, devastating, and hauntingly beautiful,” is a powerful love story set in the background of a country facing political turmoil. Her novels have been translated into German, Italian, Norwegian, Czech, and Slovak.