Monday, December 4, 2023

The Shah’s Final Years: Interview with Author Andrew Scott Cooper

Andrew Scott Cooper is the author of "The Fall of Heaven," a new book on the last days of imperial Iran. His previous book was "The Oil Kings." Q. 
What led you to write a...

Struggling to Learn or Teach Farsi? Mona Kiani’s ‘Finglisi’ Books Could Be The Solution

Mona Kiani, an Iranian-Australian who wanted her young son to learn Persian, has written the "Englisi Farsi User Guide", a book for children that avoids the need to master the Persian alphabet.

Empress Farah Pahlavi Launches Book on Modern Art in Iran

Kayhan Life: Empress Farah Pahlavi was in London earlier this week for the launch of a new art book, “Iran Modern,” about her significant contributions to the collection and display of modern art in Iran...

Award-Winning Author Nina Ansary Praises Iran’s Defiant Women

Nina Ansary was 12 when she left Iran with her family at the onset of the 1978-79 Revolution. She has lived in the U.S. ever since. Her book, Jewels of Allah – inspired by her...

“Iran’s Napoleon” in Exile: Reza Shah’s Life After Abdication Is Evoked in New Book...

By Tim Cornwell When the wife of the British governor of Mauritius learned that Reza Shah, the former Shah of Iran, was to make the island his home in exile, she went out of her...

Iranian-Born Novelist Shokoofeh Azar Nominated for International Booker Prize

By Nazanine Nouri This year’s International Booker Prize -- a global literary award for the best book translated into English and published in Britain or Ireland -- has an Iranian-born nominee: Shokoofeh Azar, for her...

‘Superabundantly Talented’ Author Ottessa Moshfegh Releases New Book

  By Nazanine Nouri Ottessa Moshfegh is an award-winning American author and novelist of Iranian descent who has published four books to great critical acclaim since 2014.   Her latest -- "Death in Her Hands," described as...

Jewish-Iranian Industrialist Habib Elghanian Is Remembered in Granddaughter’s Book: Interview

By Nazanine Nouri Habib Elghanian was one of the most prominent industrialists in pre-revolutionary Iran. From modest beginnings, he worked his way up to running a business empire in plastics, mining, real estate, construction, and...

Empress Farah Republishes Pre-Revolution Memoirs, Discusses Them in Harvard Interview

By Nazanine Nouri “1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress” is the title of a memoir that Empress Farah Pahlavi wrote in 1976, three years before the Islamic Revolution. It was published in French in 1978,...

Persepolis Celebrations Are Focus of New Book by UCLA’s Robert Steele

By Cyrus Kadivar In October 1971, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, held a celebration to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. The event was a...