Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is an Iranian-American author known for her literary fiction. She has received acclaim for her novel 'Call Me Zebra' which won the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her work often explores themes of exile, identity, and the intersections of culture and personal history.


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  1. 1. Call Me Zebra

    "Call Me Zebra" is a novel about a young woman, who is the last in a line of self-proclaimed "anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts," embarking on a grand intellectual journey. After her father's death, she retraces the path they took as refugees from Iran to New York, immersing herself in literature and philosophy to cope with her grief. The protagonist's eccentric perspective and her passionate, often humorous, engagement with the works of literature make for a unique exploration of exile, art, and identity.