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Soniah Kamal

Soniah Kamal

Soniah Kamal is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist and fiction writer. Her debut novel An Isolated Incident was a finalist for the Townsend Award for Fiction, the KLF French Fiction Prize, and is an Amazon Rising Star pick. Soniah’s work has appeared in The New York Times, TEDx , The Guardian, Chicago Quarterly Review, Buzzfeed, Catapult, The Missing Slate, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, The Normal School, ArtsATL and more. Her essays and short stories are included in The Best Asian Short Stories and award winning anthologies. Soniah’s short story ‘Fossils,' judged by Claudia Rankine, won the Agnes Scott 2017 Festival Award for Fiction. Her short stories and essays have been short listed for the Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award, the Payton James Freeman Prize, The Agnes Scott Festival Award and more and are recommended reads by VELA and Longreads. Soniah curated and edited Sugar Mule Literary Magazine’s South Asian issue ‘No Place Like Home’ a groundbreaking compilation of memoir, poetry and fiction from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. She is the recipient of the Susan B. Irene Award from St. John's College (B.A. Liberal Arts Honors) and a Paul Bowles Fiction Fellowship from Georgia State University (MFA Fiction). Soniah is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN America. Soniah was born in Pakistan, grew up in England and Saudi Arabia and lives in the U.S., New Mexico, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, California and currently Georgia. Additionally, she will be lecturing on Southern Women Writers during the 2018 Summer Residency.


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