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Writer, Lawyer, Mom
Claudette Bakhtiar is a freelance writer and part-time lawyer based in Davidson, NC. In 2004, while working as a litigator in NYC, she was awarded a NYFA Fellowship in Fiction. This prompted her to enter Columbia University's School of the Arts, where she received an MFA in Fiction in 2010. Since then, her essays, criticism and fiction have appeared in Huff Post, Gigantic, The Rumpus, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, The L Magazine, Time Out New York, Two Serious Ladies and American Book Review. They can be found on her website here: