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Saher Alam, M.A.

Assistant Professor


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

Research Interests

Creative Writing (Fiction), Twentieth Century Fiction, Contemporary Immigrant Fiction, Craft of the Short Story.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Her stories have appeared in the anthology Best of the Fiction Workshops 1999, as well as the journals Literary Imagination and Five Chapters
  • The Groom to Have Been [a novel]. Spiegel & Grau/Random House, 2008.

Honors and Awards

  • 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 novel, The Groom to Have Been, won the 2008 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize.