Maaza Mengiste Biography
Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and graduated
with an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, she was named "New Literary Idol" by New York Magazine.
Her work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Ninth Letter, and 42opus, has been translated and published into German and Romanian for Lettre International, and can be found in the Seal Press anthology Homelands: Womens Journeys Across Race, Place and Time. A recipient of fellowships from the Prague Summer Program, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
This biography was last updated on 12/14/2009.
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