Mir Arif is a Bangladeshi author living in Ohio. His recent fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine, The Bangalore Review, Arts & Letters, Himal Southasian, and elsewhere. One of his short stories was longlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He obtained his MFA in fiction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), held the position of nonfiction editor at Witness Magazine, and worked as a copyeditor for The Believer. He teaches English Composition at Columbus State Community College and is currently at work on both his debut story collection, Adrift, and a novel, The Second Interpretation. He is represented by Ismita Hussain at Great Dog Literary.
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