Porochista Khakpour

Writer

Biography

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran in 1978 and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is the author of The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury) and Sons and Other Flammable Objects(Grove/Atlantic). Her memoir Sick is forthcoming in 2017. Her work has appeared in Harper’sThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Daily BeastThe Village VoiceThe Chicago ReaderBookforumAl Jazeera AmericaViceGQThe Paris Review DailyElleSpinSlateSalonPoets and WritersThe RumpusGuernica, among others. Currently she is the Writer in Residence at Bard College.