Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing Reading Series - Sahar Mustafah


Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, an inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her first novel The Beauty of Your Face (W.W. Norton, 2020) was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a Los Angeles Times United We Read selection, and one of Marie Claire Magazine’s 2020 Best Fiction by Women. It is currently long-listed for the Center for Fiction 2020 First Novel Prize. Her short story collection Code of the West was the winner of the 2016 Willow Books Fiction Award. Mustafah earned her MFA from Columbia College Chicago where she was the recipient of the David Friedman Award for Best Fiction.

Sahar will be joined by ECW faculty member Patricia Ann McNair for a reading and discussion open to all Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, and staff via Zoom:

All events free and open to the public sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.


The Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers who perform, engage and educate on a myriad of topics and traditions.




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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:30pm

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Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing

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Joe Meno

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