Sunday, April 21, 2024

Empress Farah’s Pre-Revolution Curator Donna Stein Tells Tehran Museum Story in New Book

By Tim Cornwell In May 1975, a group of prominent Iranians arrived in New York for a shopping spree with a difference. They included Dr. Karim Pasha Bahadori, the director of Empress Farah Diba’s private...

“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...

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...

Armenian Women’s Role in the History of Modern Iran: Author Interview

By Adom Sabanchian The Armenian community in Iran has a long and rich history. There are the indigenous Armenians who inhabited the territory that is Iran for millennia. And there are those who migrated to Iran...

‘Black Wave’: Ex-BBC Journalist Kim Ghattas Analyzes Iran and Saudi Arabia in Book

By Firouzeh Nabavi The Middle East is one of the hardest areas of the world for journalists to cover. It requires not only a grasp of current affairs, but also a deep familiarity with the...

‘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...

Iranian-American Authors Publish New Collection of Real-Life Stories From the Diaspora

By Nazanine Nouri “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora” is a recently published collection of nonfiction stories spanning the period from the 1979 Iranian revolution to the present, written by 32...

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...
Shiva Shakoori

‘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...
video

Breaking the Barriers to Gender Equality: Interview with Author Nina Ansary

By Nazenin Ansari Did you know that the world’s first chemist was a woman? Or that the first female astronomer and the first female mathematician were both from the Middle East? These are some of the revelations...