An Iranian American author based in Santa Monica, California. She is known for writing young adult fiction.
“We write every day, we fight every day,
we think and scheme and dream a little
dream every day. Manuscripts pile up
in the kitchen sink. Run-on sentences
dangle around our necks. We plant
purple prose in our gardens and snip
the adverbs only to thread them in our
hair. We write with no guarantees, no
certainties, no promises of what might
come and we do it anyway.
This is who we are.”
– Tarhereh Mafi