Saint Louis University

Saher Alam, M.A.

 

Assistant Professor
salam1@slu.edu
Adorjan 218
314.977.3021

Saher Alam is a graduate of Princeton University and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. She held a Creative Writing Fellowship in Fiction at Emory University from 1998 to 2000, and she is a recipient of the 2010-2011 Howard Foundation Fellowship (in fiction). Her stories have appeared in the anthology Best of the Fiction Workshops 1999, as well as the journals Literary Imagination and Five Chapters. Her novel, The Groom to Have Been, won the 2008 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize.

EDUCATION
B.S.E., Princeton University (1995)
M.A., Boston University (1998)

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Creative Writing (Fiction), Twentieth Century Fiction, Contemporary Immigrant Fiction, Craft of the Short Story.

BOOKS
The Groom to Have Been [a novel]. Spiegel & Grau/Random House, 2008.
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