- The Center
Bold Voices Speaker Series: Dina Nayeri
Dina's visit to Lincoln School is thanks to the generous support of
the Joseph R. and Jeffrey R. Paolino Fund.
Monday, April 23 | 7 p.m.
Reserve a seat HERE
Dina Nayeri is the author of the acclaimed essay “The Ungrateful Refugee,” published in The Guardian as a Long Read in 2017, and a forthcoming book of narrative nonfiction on the refugee life. Winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2015), the O. Henry Prize (2015) and fellowships from the McDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Yaddo, and several other artist residencies, her work is published in over 20 countries and has been recognized by Granta New Voices, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, and others.
A finalist for the 2017 Rome Prize, her stories and essays have been published by The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vice, Guernica, Electric Literature, Conjunctions, Marie Claire, and elsewhere.
Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books (Penguin) and translated to 14 foreign languages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton, a Master of Business Administration and Master of Education, both from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and Teaching Writing Fellow. Dina’s second novel, Refuge, was released in 2017 and was a New York Times editor’s choice. She lives in London.