I am an American citizen, but was born in Tanzania and have spent most of my life in East and North Africa. I am currently a U.S. resident.
I am the author of three novels, The Book of Flying (Riverhead Books, 2004), The Book on Fire (Immanion Press, 2010), and The Sins of Angels (PS Publishing, 2016), as well as a translation of Arthur Rimbaud’s The Illuminations. My fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many venues, including Interfictions, Arabesques, Egypt Today, Rhubarb, Masque & Spectacle, and NPR. Visit my blog for more musings, art, and links.
I am married to writer Sofia Samatar. We have two children.
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