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“In this dazzling tale, Kochai has brought his culture’s rich history, mythology, and lyricism to American letters, and for this, I am 99 times grateful.”
~ Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
99 Nights in Logar
Jamil Jan Kochai is the author of 99 Nights in Logar (Viking, 2019), a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. Currently, he is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.