Sarah Jessica Parker has recently partnered with Hogarth, the transatlantic imprint of Penguin Random House to produce her own line of books ‘SJP for Hogarth’ and hopes to publish books by both established writers and new voices. ‘A Place for Us’ is her first acquisition.
Fatima Farheen Mirza, a 26 year old graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop has written a book that deals with the tensions raised within an immigrant family when the daughter decides to marriage of love.
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Parker said that Mirza “allows her reader to better understand what it means to reconcile one’s love of family and culture with a desire to find one’s own path, and one’s own faith. Ms. Mirza painstakingly details the life of an Indian Muslim family in America and their children’s search to feel whole, fulfilled, and content.”
The Huffington Post noted that days after President Donald Trump issued his first attempt at a Muslim travel ban in February of this year, a group of nearly 80 literary agents issued an open call for submissions from Muslim authors in an attempt to “seek out unheard voices so that others can hear them.”
We can’t wait to read what’s sure to be a great debut, and to see what new and diverse voices Parker brings to the fore!
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