Hometown: Mauritius


Dates in Sitka: 2010-11

Fahrad Khoyratty is a senior lecturer at the University of Mauritius. His short story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” which appeared in the fall 2010 Connotations, was first published inJungfrau: A Selection of Works from the Caine Prize in African Writing (2007).  Other pieces have appeared in Journeys, Farafina Literary Journal, and Wasafiri.His story “Compass” was selected by Nobel Prize J.M. Coetzee for the second prize of the HSBC/SA PEN Literary Award 2005. He has edited numerous collections and anthologies, most recently Mauritian Impressions, the first anthology of Mauritian literature in English for over 20 years. He came to Sitka through the International Writing Program (link) at the University of Iowa.
For more insight into Farhad’s work, check out his periscope and interview from the International Writing Program.