Sirenland has just announced its 2008 Fellowship winner: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s essays and short stories have appeared in Granta, The Paris Review, Columbia Journal of Literature and Art, Open City and elsewhere. He is currently writing a memoir to be published by Dial Press about his experiences growing up communist in the United States. Saïd lives in New York City.
The Sirenland fellowship provides travel, room and board and fees for attending the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. It is given to a writer who is in the process of completing a project, but has not published a book before March, 2008. All entries were read blind and the winner was chosen by author Dani Shapiro. The fellowship is sponsored by Antonio Sersale, the owner and manager of Le Sirenuse.