Jamil Jan Kochai

Jamil Jan Kochai
Jamil Jan Kochai is the author of The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, a 2022 National Book Award longlist selection, and 99 Nights in Logar, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018, and The Best American Short Stories. 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.