Posted on 05/02/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Oloomi’s second novel, Call Me Zebra, was deemed the best published work of fiction by an American citizen from last year.
The novel describes the travels of a young Iranian woman who believes she’s among the “guardians of the archive of literature”; you can read about its creation and Oloomi’s reaction to her win in the Washington Post.
Call Me Zebra triumphed over Tomb of the Unknown Racist, by Blanche McCrary Boyd; The Overstory, by Richard Powers; Love War Stories, by Ivelisse Rodriguez; and Don’t Skip Out on Me, by Willy Vlautin.
All five authors will hear judges’ words of praise for their works and do a reading at the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony and Dinner on Saturday night.
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