Zora O’Neill

Zora O’Neill

January 29 – February 12, 2020

Raised in New Mexico and now based in Queens, New York, Zora O’Neill studied Arabic literature in college and graduate school. After a decade as a travel writer, she returned to the subject in the memoir All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World, which received the Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award for best travel book of 2016. Her writing on refugees in Greece, for publications as diverse as Parnassus: Poetry in Review and USA Today, has also earned praise and awards. More broadly, she has written about food, travel and even plumbing for the New YorkerThe New York Times and The Art of Eating.

At Good Hart, Zora will be working on a novel informed by the experiences of contemporary Syrian refugees, as well as the family histories of Greeks and Turks affected by the Population Exchange of 1922-23. 

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