In collaboration with the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Creative Writing program will be having a book launch for Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi. We willbe celebrating her new novel, Savage Tongues, which was released in August by Mariner Books.
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of three novels. She is the winner of a PEN/Faulkner Award, the John Gardner Award, a Whiting Award, and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award, and has been longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award. Her work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fellowship from ART OMI and has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, LitHub, Guernica, BOMB Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books among other places. She has lived in Spain, Iran, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. She currently splits her time between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana where she directs Notre Dame University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and is a fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.