Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

Novel Writers: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

Call Me Zebra

Novel Writers/
Thu 10 May 2018

Novel Writers: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

Call Me Zebra

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
Thu 10 May 2018,

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. This month, Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi discusses her novel Call Me Zebra.

‘What Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts did for gender and sexuality, Call Me Zebra does for the experience of exile’ – Los Angeles Review of Books

After the death of her father, an exiled Iranian man of letters, 22-year-old Zebra embarks on this adventure, love story, and paean to the power of language and literature, starring a heroine as quirky as Don Quixote, as introspective as Virginia Woolf, as whip-smart as Miranda July, and as spirited as Frances Ha.

From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine’s quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature – even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love.

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