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Randa Jarrar

All-Conference Read in Fiction
Author, HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI
Fresno, CA
Randa Jarrar’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Utne Reader, Salon, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Oxford American, The Sun, Ploughshares, and others. Her first novel, A Map of Home, was published in half a dozen languages & won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American Book Award, and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes and Noble Review. Her new book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, is a collection of stories. She has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, Hedgebrook, and others, and in 2010 was named one of the most gifted writers of Arab origin under the age of 40. She runs RAWI (the Radius of Arab-American Writers) and teaches in the MFA Program at Fresno State.