Episode 30:Finding Your True Voice. Conversation with author Marjan Kamali
In this rich encore conversation Marjan Kamali, author of Together Tea, speaks about how she found and used her voice and a deep love of language to write the stories that have created a profound sense of home for her.
Marjan Kamali was born in Turkey to Iranian parents. She spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the U.S. and has spent her adult life in Switzerland, Australia and America. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, Marjan received her MBA from Columbia University and an MFA in creative writing from New York University.
Her debut novel Together Tea is a moving and joyous tribute to family, love, and finding the place you truly belong. It was selected as a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and is a Must Read for the Commonwealth. It has been translated into German, Italian, Norwegian, Czech, and Slovak. Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area and teaches writing at Boston University.
Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthology collections: Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been.
Her much anticipated second novel, The Stationary Shop, will be released in mid 2019 by HarperCollins. http://www.marjankamali.com