Mariam Rahmani

Instructor & Writer
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Mariam Rahmani is a writer, translator, and teacher. Her fiction, essays, and translation have appeared in Granta, Gulf Coast, n+1, and elsewhere. Her 2021 translation of the 2008 Iranian cult hit, Mahsa Mohebali’s In Case of Emergency, was well reviewed in print in the New Yorker and New York Times Book Review. Rahmani holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Among her honors and awards are the 2021 Henfield Prize in fiction from the Columbia MFA, a 2018 PEN/Heim translation grant, and a US Fulbright fellowship. Rahmani currently teaches as a Lecturer at UCLA and is working on debut novel.


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