About Ilan

Ilan Mochari

Ilan Mochari’s debut novel Zinsky the Obscure (Fomite) earned acclaim from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Boston’s NPR station named it one of ten “Good Reads for the Summer.” The book was featured in the Boston Globe’s Word on the Street column. Ilan’s short stories, poems, and essays have been widely published, appearing or forthcoming in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Salamander, Hobart, Solstice, J JournalJuked, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Slate, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes as well as the Derringer Award, and he is the recipient of a Literature Artist Fellowship grant from the Somerville Arts Council.