Tucson Festival of Books

Jamil Jan Kochai



Jamil Jan Kochai

Jamil Jan Kochai is the author of "The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories," a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. His novel "99 Nights in Logar" was a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories. His essays have been published in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Kochai was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded the Henfield Prize for Fiction. Currently, he is a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. 

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Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
Join National Book Award finalists Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuel and Jamil Jan Kochai for a cross-genre conversation on capturing the stories that haunt us. This session is being presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and will be moderated by Natalie Green, the foundation's director of programs.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Book Awards
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamil Kochai, Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuels
Moderator: Natalie Green
When Politics Get Personal
Authors Jamil Kochai, Rasheed Newson, and Alejandro Varela will discuss how they use fiction to humanize and comment on historical events and current social issues.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamil Kochai, Rasheed Newson, Alejandro Varela
Moderator: Kirssa Cline Ryckman

Books:
The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
July 2022
ISBN 9780593297193
288 pages

99 Nights in Logar
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
January 2020
ISBN 9780525559214
288 pages