Zaina Arafat

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Zaina Arafat is a queer Palestinian-American writer and the author of the novel, You Exist Too Much, an Indie Next Pick for June. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, the New York Times, the Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, VICE, BuzzFeed, the Atlantic and NPR. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and was awarded the 2018 Arab Women/Migrants from the Middle East fellowship from Jack Jones Literary Arts. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

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