Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Omer Aziz

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Toronto, CANADA and New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Omer Aziz is a writer. Born to a working-class family of Pakistani immigrants outside Toronto, he was educated at Queen's University, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Cambridge, and Yale Law School. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Atlantic, among others. He is currently at work on a memoir that explores the reality of living between cultures, of being caught on the border between East and West.



Omer Aziz worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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