"A wildly talented writer."
"By turns fizzy and funny, poignant and sad,
A Mirror Made of Rain is an acute, intensely readable exploration of hurt and resilience."
"Naheed Phiroze Patel paints a delicate and ironic portrait of small-town India as seen through the rueful and self-ironizing eyes of a young Parsi who will not make a grab for the brass ring."
"A Mirror Made of Rain is luminous – a blistering and unflinching commentary on family, love, pain, addiction and destruction. We are lucky to have Naheed Phiroze Patel writing."
"Naheed Phiroze Patel’s sharp, glittering prose powerfully reveals the raw underbelly of a damaged family in this terrific debut."
Naheed Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where she received fellowship awards for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.
Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Guardian, HuffPost, Scroll.in, BOMB Magazine, PEN America blog, EuropeNow Journal, Quarterly Conversation, Asymptote Journal and Sou’wester Journal.
She received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2016 July/August Fiction Open, and was a 2015 general contributor in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Her debut novel A Mirror Made of Rain is forthcoming from Harper Collins India in 2021.
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