Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


Assistant Professor of English

Specialty: Fiction Writing, Latin American and Iberian literature, world literature, literature in translation

Degrees: MFA Literary Arts (Fiction), Brown University; BA Creative Writing, Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego

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, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain, and a Fellowship from the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes in Barcelona. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from GRANTA, BOMB, The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Paris Review Daily, Guernica, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. 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. Her next novel is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Contact Information

210 Decio Faculty Hall
(574) 631-0477

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