Mehdi Okasi


Mehdi Okasi

August 2015 Artist in Residence

New York City, NY

Mehdi Tavana Okasi’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Guernica, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Best New American Voices 2009, among others. He was the recipient of the short story career award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Joyce Horton Johnson Fellowship from the Key West Literary Seminars, and is a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fiction Fellow. He was the 2011-12 Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at SUNY-Purchase College.

The Studios of Key West