Roohi Choudhry

Roohi Choudhry grew up in Pakistan, Southern Africa and the Middle East and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Normal School, and Callaloo, among others, and has been selected as notable by Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. A 2015-6 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She teaches and coaches other writers, and consults for the United Nations. Currently, she is working on an essay collection about migration and a novel set in Durban, South Africa. Learn more at