Fowzia Karimi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Southern California. She emigrated to United States in 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Karimi has a background in visual arts and biology. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. She is a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and has illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Greene. She lives in Texas. Her latest work is Above Us the Milky Way: An Illuminated Alphabet.
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