Jamil Jan Kochai

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Jamil Jan Kochai

October 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Jamil Jan Kochai in celebration of the release of his book The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories (Viking, 2022).

Jamil Jan Kochai is the author of 99 Nights in Logar, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories have appeared in  The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories. His essays have been published at  The New York Times and the  Los Angeles Times. Kochai was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded the Henfield Prize for Fiction. Currently, he is a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.


October 31, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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