Iranian-American author Elizabeth Eslami is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.
After completing her graduate studies, she moved to rural southwestern Montana, where she spent four years working a variety of odd jobs, including housesitter and hotel maid, while completing her first book, the acclaimed debut novel Bone Worship, (Pegasus, 2010) which has been called “wildly original” by Joan Silber and “a treasure” by David Haynes.
Eslami’s essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared most recently or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Sun, and her work is featured in the anthologies Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American Writers and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema. She is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown. Her story collection, The Hibernarium, was a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Elizabeth Eslami currently teaches in the MFA Program at Manhattanville College.