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The novelist Marjan Kamali will be our second reader in the Creative Writing Minor Reading Series. She will share her writing and respond to questions from the audience.



Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University. She is the author of two novels: The Stationery Shop(Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins).


The Stationery Shop, a national best-seller, was one of NPR’s best books of the year, a Real Simple magazine Top Editor’s Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and an excerpt was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It is being translated into over a dozen languages and adapted into a series for HBO.


Marjan’s debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. It has been translated into several languages and adapted for the stage.


Marjan’s work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies.

Marjan teaches writing at GrubStreet and lives with her family in the Boston area.


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