Soniah Kamal


Soniah Kamal's debut novel An Isolated Incident follows an idealistic teenager across Kashmir, Afghanistan and the US as he sets out to save the world, and himself. Soniah grew up in England, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and lives in the US. She is the recipient of the Susan B. Irene Award from St. Johns College, and is the 2014 Paul Bowles Fiction Fellow at Georgia State University where she serves as Fiction Assistant Editor for Five Points: A Journal of Arts and Literature. Her fiction, essays, book reviews, author interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Mantle, XOJane, Akashic Thursdaze, Bengal Lights, The Missing Slate, Commonwealth Writers, ReadySteadyBook, BurnAway, SAWNET, Sugar Mule, The Friday Times, Jaggery, in numerous anthologies and more, and has received nods in national newspapers such as Dawn, The Hindu, The Daily Star, The Daily Times, The Tribune, and publications such as Newsline, Ms. Magazine, and Bust Magazine. The best of her social satire column "Hairy Potter" written for The Daily Times is available on e-readers. Soniah writes for ArtsATL Books where she has interviewed authors such as Chimamanda Ngochi Adichie, Edwidge Danticat and Pearl Cleage. For clips see

December 6, 2017

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