On 9/23/2021, Hunter hosted this public program.
Hunter College’s fall 2021 Distinguished Writers Series kicked off with a virtual reading and discussion led by professor Said Sayrafiezadeh.
American Estrangement, the most recent collection of short stories by Hunter MFA faculty member Said Sayrafiezadeh, is one of Literary Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021. Sayrafiezadeh has been hailed by Philip Gourevitch as “a masterful storyteller working from deep in the American grain.” His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and the Best American Short Stories. He won the Whiting Award for his memoir When Skateboards Will Be Free. Sayrafiezadeh’s other short story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, was short-listed for the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction. He leads the Creative Nonfiction track in Hunter’s MFA program.
Watch the program below.