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Department of English

Visiting Writers Series with Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Virtual Session Held on November 9, 2021

This session of the Visiting Writers Series features a reading and Q&A with author Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author of the story collection, American Estrangement.

His memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times, and his story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize.

His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and New American Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers’ fiction fellowship.