Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


Assistant Professor of English

Specialty: Fiction Writing

Degrees: MFA, Brown University

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project). She is the winner of 2015 Whiting Writers' Award (for “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come”), a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree, and the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain. She has lived in Iran, Spain, Italy, various parts of the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. Fra Keeler has been translated into Italian and was published by Giulio Perrone Editore in 2015. Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi splits her time between South Bend, Indiana, and Florence, Italy.

Contact Information

210 Decio Faculty Hall
(574) 631-0477

Postal address
Department of English
356 O’Shaughnessy
Notre Dame, IN 46556