‘Hello London’: Interview with Iranian-Born Author Shiva Shakoori

By Adom Saboonchian Iranian women writers who live and work abroad seem to outnumber their male counterparts. Living and working in the West, however, poses its own set of challenges to immigrants, particularly women who, besides having to adjust to their new environment, must also learn how to take advantage of the opportunities available to them in their adopted country. Kayhan Life recently spoke to Shiva Shakoori, an Iranian author, about her experience as a woman writer and immigrant trying to find her feet in a foreign land for the past two decades. Ms. Shakoori, who writes predominantly in Farsi, has published two novels, a collection of short stories and three books of poems. Would you tell readers about yourself? I was
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