Susan Muaddi-Darraj, Adjunct Faculty

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s A Curious Land: Stories from Home, won the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the 2016 Arab American Book Award, a 2016 American Book Award, and was shortlisted for a Palestine Book Award. Her previous short story collection, The Inheritance of Exile, came out in 2007 and other books include young adult biographies of Indira Gandhi, Amy Tan, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She is a former editor at Barrelhouse Magazine and The Baltimore Review, edited Scheherazade’s Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing (2004), and co-edited a volume for the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series on Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz. In 2018, she was named a Ford Fellow by USA Artists.

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Susan Muaddi-Darraj