Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University. She is the author of two novels: The Stationery Shop(Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins).
The Stationery Shop, a Boston Globe best-seller, was a Real Simple magazine Top Editor’s Pick, an Indie Next Pick, one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books, and an excerpt was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It is being translated into several languages.
Marjan’s debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection and has been translated into several languages and adapted for the stage.
Marjan’s work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies.
Marjan teaches writing at GrubStreet and lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.