Writer and Educator
Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian American, was noted by Poets & Writersamong 2013’s Best Debut Fiction and featured in LA Review of Books as a work of radical South-Asian American Literature. She co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Rehman’s first Young Adult novel will be released by Tor/Macmillan in 2017.
Rehman has received awards and residencies from the Jerome Foundation, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Cave Canem, Center for Book Arts, Cullman Center for Teachers, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, Soul Mountain Retreat, Norcroft, Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation and Headlands Center for the Arts. She has served as a teaching artist for Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Urban Word NYC, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She teaches in the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College and runs an independent writing workshop series: Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction.