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. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been. An excerpt from The Stationery Shop was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Stationery Shop has also been selected as an Indie Next Pick and as an Amazon Best Book of the Month.
Her debut novel Together Tea was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Together Tea has been translated into German, Italian, Norwegian, Czech and Slovak and was recently adapted for the stage.
Marjan teaches writing at GrubStreet in Boston. She lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.
Author Photo by David E. Lawrence