Azareen VAn der Vliet Oloomi is an Iranian-American writer of fiction and non-fiction, and the author of the novel Fra Keeler. Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications including BOMB, The American Reader, Denver Quarterly, &Now Awards II: The Best Innovative Writing, and Words Without Borders. She grew up in Iran, the United States, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. She received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University. A former recipient of the Fulbright Grant, she currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame.