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Krista Bremer

Biography

Krista Bremer

Krista Bremer is an American author whose award-winning essays have appeared in national and international magazines and news outlets including O: The Oprah Magazine, CNN, MSN, MORE, The Sun and The Sunday Times (London).

Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, and she has appeared in the PBS series "Arab American Stories."  She has also participated in a debate at the Cambridge Union and her work has been translated and reprinted all over the world.

In 2009 she was one of six American writers to receive a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a prize to support emerging women writers in the United States. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a North Carolina Arts Fellowship and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. She lives in North Carolina with her husband Ismail and their two children and works as associate publisher of The Sun.

Krista Bremer

Books by Krista Bremer

by Krista Bremer - Memoir, Nonfiction

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD explores what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own.