Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University. She is the author of two novels: The Stationery Shop (Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins).
The Stationery Shop was one of Newsweek's 30 Best Summer Books, a Real Simple magazine Top Editor's Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and an excerpt was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It has received rave reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, The Wall Street Journal. Cosmopolitan, the Missourian, PopSugar and many more venues.
Marjan's debut novel, Together Tea was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection and has been translated into several languages and adapted for the stage.
Marjan's work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been.
Marjan teaches writing at GrubStreet and lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.