The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Lena Mahmoud, Amreekiya

This selection comes from the novel Amreekiya available from The University Press of Kentucky. Order your copy here. Our curator for December is Samantha Edmonds.

Lena Mahmoud was nominated for Pushcart Prizes for her story “Al Walad” and her essay “The Psyche of a Palestinian-American Writer” and was shortlisted for the OWT Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sinister GuruKNOT MagazinePulp LiteratureFifth Wednesday Journal, and Sukoon.

Samantha Edmonds‘ work appears or is forthcoming in Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, The Pinch, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. She serves as the Fiction Editor for Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, the Community Outreach Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts, and is an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Knoxville. Visit her online at:

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