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Hananah Zaheer is a writer, a connoisseur of bad coffee, an avid student of people, and a collector of books. She is originally from Pakistan, and then from North Carolina, and most recently from Dubai. After years of trying to figure out her cultural identity, she has finally given up and taken up residence in Nowhereland. Her work reflects her search for identity, and explores the ideas of loss, recovery, death, the silences between spaces, borders—the things that almost are, but never for too long.
She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Her short story ” A video store called Desire” was recently nominated for the Pushcart. She has also been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) and was a finalist for the Doris Betts fiction prize 2014. Her work has been published or is upcoming in Moon City Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Concho River Review, Willow Review and Word Riot, among others. Currently, she serves as an Associate Fiction editor for the Potomac Review, teaches writing workshops in Dubai, and spends her time improvising, being involved in theater and consequently lamenting about the lack of time in a day.
She is currently obsessed with proving Ray Bradbury wrong by trying to write a short story a week and is still involved in a long term love affair with The Novel. She is also a columnist for Side B magazine.
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