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Oct 10 2022

A Conversation with Author Sahar Mustafah – Nadwat Series

October 10, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


101 Taft Hall


826 S Halsted St, Select

A Conversation with Author Sahar Mustafah flyer

Join the Arab American Cultural Center for a Conversation with Chicagoland Palestinian American Author, Sahar Mustafah, about her books, her writing process, her identity, her teaching, and more.

Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, an inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her first novel The Beauty of Your Face (W.W. Norton, 2020) was named a 2020 Notable Book and Editor’s Choice by New York Times Book Review, a Los Angeles Times United We Read selection, and one of Marie Claire Magazine’s 2020 Best Fiction by Women. It was long-listed for the Center for Fiction 2020 First Novel Prize, and was a finalist for the Palestine Book Awards, Chicago Writers Association Best Book of the Year award and the Chicago Review of Books award. Her short story collection Code of the West was the winner of the 2016 Willow Books Fiction Award. Her stories have earned a Distinguished Story citation from Best American Short Stories 2016, First Place in Fiction from the Guild Literary Complex of Chicago, and three Pushcart Prize nominations, among other honors. Mustafah earned her MFA from Columbia College Chicago where she was the recipient of the David Friedman Award for Best Fiction. She writes and teaches outside of Chicago.


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Sep 16, 2022

Date updated

Sep 16, 2022