Marjan Kamali is a novelist and teacher whose work has been anthologized, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. Her recent release, The Stationery Shop, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “a moving tale of lost love” is a powerful love story set against the background of a country in political turmoil. The Stationery Shop is a national bestseller, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2019, an Indie Next selection, and a Real Simple magazine's Top Editor’s Pick. Her debut novel, Together Tea, which was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, follows a mother and daughter as they embark on a return journey to Iran. A graduate of UC Berkeley with an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA from New York University, Kamali is a teacher of writing at GrubStreet and former adjunct business writing professor at Boston University. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages. Having lived in seven countries across five continents, she currently lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.