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Meet McMaster’s 2019/20 Writer in Residence

Bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist and author of seven books in English and Farsi, Nilofar Shidmehr, has been named the 2019/20 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence.

The program, jointly supported by McMaster’s Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University Library, and the Hamilton Public Library, will enable Shidmehr to work one-on-one with aspiring authors at McMaster and within the Hamilton community.

Nilofar’s office hours (September – March):

To contact Nilofar, email

There will be a welcome reception and reading on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in the Hamilton Room at the Central branch of the Hamilton Public Library.

Find out more about Nilofar Shidmehr from the McMaster Daily News.