Randa Jarrar (born 1978) is an American writer and translator. His first novel, the coming-of-age story A Map of Home (2008), won him the Hopwood Award, and an Arab American Book Award. Since then he has published short stories, essays, the collection, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali (2016), and the memoir, Love Is an Ex-Country (2021).
He teaches creative writing in an MFA program at California State University at Fresno.
Randa Jarrar was born in 1978 in Chicago, to an Egyptian mother and a ...