Roohi Choudhry

(New York) Artist Website Writer-in-Residence November/December Residency Year: 2022


Roohi Choudhry (New York) was born in Pakistan and grew up in southern Africa and the Middle East. Awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction, her writing has appeared in PloughsharesCallalooLongreads, and the Kenyon Review, among others. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and teaches fiction and memoir in New York City as well as online. She’s working on a novel set in South Africa and a collection of short stories exploring women and the wild. Find out more at

Read some of Roohi’s Essays
“On Island: Journeying to Penal Colonies, from Rikers to Robben”