Dur e Aziz Amna is the author of the debut novel American Fever, named one of the Must Read Books of 2022 by Harper’s Bazaar and a Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Bustle. In its starred advance review, Kirkus called it “a funny and affecting novel,” and bestselling author Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of the New York Times bestseller A Place for Us, hailed Amna’s “brilliant new voice.”
Amna’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Dawn, the largest and oldest English language newspaper in Pakistan and the country’s newspaper of record. She is the recipient of the 2019 Financial Times / Bodley Head Essay Prize and the 2021 Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction. A graduate of Yale University, she received her MFA in creative writing from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. Raised in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, she now lives in Newark, New Jersey.