Jamil Jan Kochai


Country: Afghanistan/USA

Jamil Jan Kochai was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, but originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. He was a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his fiction has appeared in PloughsharesA Public Space, and The O. Henry Prize Stories99 Nights in Logar is his debut novel. 

Jamil Jan Kochai lahir di Peshawar, Pakistan, tetapi aslinya berasal dari Logar, Afghanistan. Ia adalah seorang rekan Truman Capote di Iowa Writers’ Workshop dan fiksinya telah muncul di Ploughshares, A Public Space, dan The O. Henry Prize Stories. 99 Nights in Logar adalah novel debutnya.

Appearing in

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