©2019 by Dur e Aziz Amna. Photo by Nelson Pinheiro.

Dur e Aziz Amna

Writer, Traveller

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Writer

I'm a Pakistani writer based between Rawalpindi and Ann Arbor. My work has appeared in Longreads, The OffingRoads & Kingdoms, Dawn, The News, and The Juggernaut, among others. I won second prize in the London Magazine Short Story Competition 2017 and was a recipient of fellowships from Aspen Words and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.


I graduated from Yale College in 2015 and am currently an MFA candidate at the Helen Zell Writers' Program (University of Michigan). I am working on my first novel.

 

Writings

Fiction

"Asma,London Magazine, April 2018

  • 2017 London Magazine Short Story Competition, 2nd Place

Personal Essay

"House on Mayo Road,Longreads, November 2018

"American Smile," The Offing, June 2018

Food & Culture

Travel

Sri Lanka: "Teardrop in the Indian Ocean," The News, March 2019

Myanmar: "At Home in Burma," The News, March 2019

Vietnam: "Vietnam's Heart," The News, March 2019

Cambodia: "In the Land of Angkor Kings," The News, February 2019

Indonesia: "Javanese Days," The News, February 2019

Colombia: "Amethyst Afternoons in Cartagena," The News, April 2018

Portugal: "The Island No One Told You About," The News, April 2018

Book Reviews

"An Ode to Innocence," The News, June 2018

"Speaking Truth to Empire," The News, April 2018

Translation

"Yours and Mine," Annual of Urdu Studies Volume 28, 2013

Literary Criticism

"Requiem: Agha Shahid Ali’s Last Canzone," Mad Heart Be Brave, University of Michigan Press, 2017

"Postcolonial London," Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism Volume XIII, Spring 2015

Honors

Longlisted, Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2019
Longlisted, Half and One Prize, 2019
Emerging Writers Fellowship, Aspen Words, 2018
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Scholarship, Catapult Writing Workshop, 2018
Semi-finalist, SPACE on Ryder Farm, 2018
Longlisted, Disquiet International Literary Prize, 2018