Hananah is a writer, editor, improvisor and photographer. She serves as a Fiction Editor for Los Angeles Review, and as senior editor for SAAG: a dissident literary anthology—a project that seeks to not only lay claim to revolutionary ideas and avant-garde traditions, but to make space for radical and experimental South Asian art and writing in the literary world. She is the founder of the Dubai Literary Salon, an international prose-reading series.
She is the author of Lovebirds (Bull City Press, 2021). Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Kenyon Review, Best Small Fictions 2021, Waxwing, AGNI, Pithead Chapel, Smokelong (Pushcart nomination), Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, South West Review, Alaska Quarterly Review (with a Notable Story mention in Best American Short Stories 2019) and Michigan Quarterly Review, where she won the Lawrence Foundation Prize for Fiction. She was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference for 2019, was a finalist for the Smoke Long Fellowship 2019, the Doris Betts’ Fiction prize 2014 and a recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Rivendell Writers’ Colony and the Ragdale Foundation. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart prize.
You can find her at www.hananahzaheer.com or on Twitter @hananahzaheer
Stories in Smokelong Quarterly
Things I say to my son while he sleeps
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors with Hananah Zaheer
Interviewer in Smokelong Quarterly
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors with Rosaleen Lynch
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors with Lyndsie Manusos
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors with Hailee Nielsen
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Amber Sparks
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Amie Souza Reilly
Interview: Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor
Interview: Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Kaely Horton
Interview: Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with JSP Jacobs
Interview: Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Hannah Harlow