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Shanzeh Khurram

Shanzeh Khurram

Shanzeh Khurram is a Pakistani writer based in the Bay Area. She specializes in writing fiction about race, immigration, identity, and intergenerational differences; her fiction often focuses on Pakistani characters that are straddling two cultures. She also writes essays, poems, and graphic narratives, and has written for publications including Rookie, Mic, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Californian. Shanzeh graduated with high honors from University of California, Berkeley, where she studied English and Creative Writing under authors like Robert Hass, Joyce Carol Oates, and Georgina Kleege. At Berkeley, she wrote her honors thesis on the conceptualization of home and construction of identity in Persepolis and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. She is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at The New School and is at work on her first novel.

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