Dalia Azim joined us for a conversation about her debut novel, “Country of Origin,” her family’s migration journey from Egypt to Canada in the 1970s, what Egypt means to her, and how her novel came about. She shared her writing process, how she listened to her family’s stories of Egypt growing up, and what her upcoming book project is about.
Dalia Azim was born in Canada and raised in the United States. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, American Short Fiction, Aperture, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Glimmer Train (where she received their Short Story Award for New Writers), and Other Voices, among other places. Country of Origin is her first novel. Dalia lives in Austin, Texas with her family and is the manager of special projects at the Blanton Museum of Art.
This is the eleventh in a series of interviews with artists, academics, activists, and other migrants of Egypt around the world. Check out previous conversations in the series and stay tuned for our next installment.
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