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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the novels FRA KEELER and CALL ME ZEBRA, and an Assistant Professor in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame. She is the winner of a 2015 Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, as well as residency fellowships from MacDowell and Ledig House. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Guernica, Granta, BOMB and elsewhere. She has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Tehran, Dubai, Valencia, Barcelona, and currently splits her time between South Bend, Indiana and Florence, Italy.

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Books by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi - Fiction

Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists and autodidacts. Alone and in exile, she leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are her only companions --- until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic, and fraught. They push and pull across the Mediterranean, wondering if their love --- or lust --- can free Zebra from her past.