Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, a richly complex inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her debut novel, The Beauty of Your Face, was published in the US by Norton in April 2020 and in the UK by Legend Press in August. Her short stories have been awarded the Guild Literary Complex Prize for fiction, a Distinguished Story honour from Best American Short Stories, three Pushcart Prize nominations, and a Best of the Net nomination, among other honours. Her story anthology Code of the West was published in 2017 by Willow Books.
She is a member of Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), as well as a 2015 Voices of Our Nation fellow (VONA). Sahar also served with Voices of Protest, an artist collaboration begun by Chicago’s Guild Literary Complex which seeks to promote the work of exiled writers and artists worldwide through the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN). She currently writes and teaches in Chicago.
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