Zain Khalid

Zain Khalid is an American writer and novelist, originally from New York. His first novel, Brother Alive, won the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle for best first book in any genre, was shortlisted for the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction. Zain’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1, The Believer, Astra Magazine, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere.

Zain Khalid

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