Porochista Khakpour is most recently the recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Prose). Her debut novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove/Atlantic, 9/07) — a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune’s “Fall Best,” and 2007 California Book Award winner — is out in paperback. Her other writings (essays, features, reviews, cover stories, and columns) have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, The Paris Review Daily, Granta.com, Poets and Writers, The Rumpus, Paper, Flaunt, Nylon, Bidoun, Alef, Canteen, nerve.com, FiveChapters.com, and many others. As of 2008, she’s been a frequent contributor of personal essays to The New York Times.
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