Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour

Author | Sick

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial, June 2018)—a “Most Anticipated Book of 2018,” according to the Boston GlobeBuzzfeed, HuffPost, Nylon, the Rumpus, the Millions, Bitch, Bustle, Autostraddle, and more. She also authored the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 “Best Book of the Year” according to NPR, KirkusBuzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more—and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007): the 2007 California Book Award winner in “First Fiction,” a Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best,” and a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, BookforumSlate, Salon, Spin, CNN, the Daily Beast, Elle, and many other publications around the world. She’s had fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Leipzig (Picador Guest Professorship), Yaddo, Ucross, and Northwestern University’s Academy for Alternative Journalism, among others. Currently, she is guest faculty at VCFA and Stonecoast’s MFA programs as well as contributing editor at the Evergreen Review and the Offing. Born in Tehran and raised in the Los Angeles area, she lives in Harlem.

Keynote Conversation: Alexander Chee and Porochista Khakpour

Founders Hall

Join the acclaimed authors of two of the most buzzed-about books of 2018 for an intimate conversation about their life and work. Alexander Chee, author of the forthcoming essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel as well as the novels Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and Porochista Khakpour, author of the forthcoming memoir Sick and also the novels The Last Illusion and Sons and Other […]