Sofia Samatar, author of The White Mosque, is Associate Professor of English at James Madison University. Her works include the award-winning fantasy A Stranger in Olondria and Monster Portraits, a genre-bending collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar.

Published Works

The White Mosque
A Stranger in Olondria
Monster Portraits


Origin Stories: Belief & Identity in VA Memoirs

March 26, 2023 4PM – 5PM

These memoirs from VA professors Sofia Samatar and Matthew Vollmer explore how family, history, and religion shape our backgrounds.

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