Saïd Sayrafiezadeh was born in Brooklyn and raised in Pittsburgh. He is a playwright, memoirist and fiction writer. His short story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize, and his critically acclaimed memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, was selected as one of the ten best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times. His stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous anthologies.
He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a fiction fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
Saïd lives in New York City.
For Pursued by a Bear:
All Fall Away