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Katayoon Zandvakili

Katayoon Zandvakili, writer. Achievements include My Beautiful Impostor memoir and script. Recipient University Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series prize, Pushcart prize. Member St. Mary's College Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program Board, since 2008; Member of Iranian American Writers Association, Authors Guild.

Background

  • Zandvakili, Katayoon Came to United States, 1976. Daughter of Amir Hossein Zandvakili and Nahid Farazian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1988. Master of Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 1992.

    Career

    • Editl./oral history assistant McKinsey & Company, San Francisco, 1994-1997. West Coast associate Publications Weekly, Woodacre, California, 1997-1998. Writer and painter, 2004.

      Member Art Slant.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include My Beautiful Impostor memoir and script.

    Works

    • Volume poetry, Deer Table Legs, published by the University Georgia Press as part its Contemporary Poetry prize series, and the book’s title poem was awarded a Pushcart Prize. My work has been anthologized -- American Poetry: The Next Generation, A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Am. S, Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women the Iranian Diaspora, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, The Poetry Iranian Women, and In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Volume 8 -- and published in jour.

      S such as Lumina, caesura, Five Fingers Review, Rattapallax, Arte East, Private Photo Review.

    Membership

    Member St. Mary's College Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program Board, since 2008. Member of Iranian American Writers Association, Authors Guild.

    Personality

    Interests

    Piccolo, tennis, animal lover, hiking, piano.

    Connections

    • father: Amir Hossein Zandvakili
    • mother: Nahid Farazian
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    • 1988
      University California
    • 1992
      Sarah Lawrence College
    • 1994 - 1997
      Editl./oral history assistant, McKinsey & Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1997 - 1998
      West Coast associate, Publications Weekly
      Woodacre, California, United States

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