Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Call Me Zebra
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction and long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award, and the novel Fra Keeler
(Dorothy, a publishing project). She is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35 Award.” She is an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame.