First-time Fiction Writer Wins Prize

Taymiya R. Zaman

Pushcart Prize BookA USF history professor has won a prestigious Pushcart Prize for her first attempt at writing fiction.

Taymiya R. Zaman drew on her experiences as a doctoral student in graduate school to write the short story “Thirst,” a satirical take on the world of academia. It was first featured in “Narrative,” an online publication.

Pushcart Prizes are awarded annually to the best work from small presses around the world. The winning short stories, poems, essays, and memoirs are published in an anthology. 

Zaman teaches courses on the Middle East and South Asia.


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