Fatima Fahren Mirza


Fatima Farheen Mirza:

A Place for Us 

Fatima Farheen Mirza started writing her first novel in a classroom at UC Riverside. Following her passion to pursue writing full time, she changed majors from pre-med to creative writing and went on to become a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  

Fatima’s debut novel “A Place for Us” was the first book to be released by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new publishing imprint, SJP for Hogarth. It became an instant New York Times Bestseller and was named one of the best books of 2018 by The Washington Post, NPR, and People magazine.

We sat down with the author in the Middle Eastern Student Center at UCR for a conversation about how characters evolve and teach us to reflect upon our own lives. Join us as we explore identity amid powerful family dynamics and how freeing it can be to allow yourself and your art to become what they need to be. 

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