Harvard University Scholars at Risk Fellow
Qais Akbar Omar (whose first name is pronounced “Kice”) is the author of A Fort of Nine Towers, published in more than twenty countries.
Omar was born in 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has a BA in journalism from Kabul University. He studied business at Brandeis University and has an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado. Currently he is a Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard University.
Marta Puxan-Oliva obtained her PhD in English and Comparative Literature in 2010 from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities from 1997-2011, teaching in both fields.