Chats Ep. 1: On A Premonition; Recollected
A reading and discussion of "A Premonition; Recollected" and other stories from a then-in-progress story collection.
JAMIL JAN KOCHAI
An Instagram Live reading and discussion of "A Premonition; Recollected", a story authored by Jamil Jan Kochai and published by SAAG, with Hananah Zaheer.
Note: Since the story was published, it appeared in Jamil Jan Kochai's National Book Award-shortlisted collection The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories.
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The Haunting of Hajji Hotak
JAMIL JAN KOCHAI is the author of 99 Nights in Logar (Viking, 2019), a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His short story collection, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories (Viking, 2022) was shortlisted for the National Book Award. He was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories. His essays have been published at The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Kochai was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded the Henfield Prize for Fiction. Currently, he is a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.