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Nahid Rachlin

Author's Bio

Nahid Rachlin went to Columbia University MFA program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and then went on to Stanford University program on a Stegner Fellowship. Her publications include a memoir, PERSIAN GIRLS (Penguin), four novels, JUMPING OVER FIRE (City Lights), FOREIGNER (W.W. Norton), MARRIED TO A STRANGER (E.P.Dutton), THE HEART'S DESIRE (City Lights), and a collection of short stories, VEILS (City Lights). Her individual stories have appeared in about fifty magazines. One of her stories was produced by Symphony Space, “Selected Shorts” and was aired on NPR’s around the country. Her work has received favorable reviews in major magazines and newspapers and translated into Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Arabic, and Farsi. She has written reviews and essays for New York Times, Newsday, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. In addition to Doubleday-Columbia She has been interviewed in magazines such as Poets & Writers and AWP Writers Chronicle, and TV such as Channel 13, and on NPR’s such as Fresh Air, Terry Gross, All Things Considered. For more please click on her website: http://www.nahidrachlin.com

Publications and Prizes

Jumping Over Fire (City Lights, 2006), Persian Girls (Penguin, 2006), Heart's Desire (City Lights, 1995), Married to a Stranger (E.P. Dutton, 1994), Foreigner (W. W. Norton & Company, 1979)
Ararat, Columbia, Confrontation, Fiction, Literary Review, Natural History, Redbook, Shenandoah
Doubleday Columbia Fellowship (Columbia), Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Stanford), Bennet Cerf Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Nahid Rachlin Resume

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Listing last updated: June 4, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Iranian American
Prefers to work with:
Fluent in:
English, Persian
Born in:
Abadan, Iran
Raised in:
Iran and the U.S.

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