Live from Prairie Lights: Jamil Jan Kochai in conversation with Alexia Arthurs

7:00 PM

Location: Second floor @ Prairie Lights Books


Current MFA candidate in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Jamil Jan Kochai will read from his new novel, 99 Nights in Logar.  "99 Nights in Logar is a revelation, in every sense of the word. An intimate look at childhood, at an Afghan province, at people and places as they deserve to be known, in all their complications ... the writing is all energy, adventure, and possibility. Jamil Kochai is an astoundingly talented writer, listen up."—Justin Torres

Jamil Jan Kochai was born in Pakistan and grew up in the United States. He has a bachelor’s degree from UC Sacramento, and a master’s degree from UC Davis. His work has been published in A Public Space and The Capilano Review. He currently lives in Iowa City.

He will be joined in conversation by author Alexia Arthurs. Alexia Arthurs is a current instructor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of How to Love a Jamaican.

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