Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Want to Be a Video Journalist? Read Vivien Morgan’s New Book

By Peyman Pejman The advent of new technologies and the changing nature of journalism have given rise to a generation of amateurs and professionals who are using increasingly advanced videorecorders and digital cameras to document history as it happens.

Portraying Iranian-American Diversity: Novelist Abdi Nazemian

By Fred Parvaneh Abdi Nazemian is an Iranian-American novelist whose nuanced stories offer a realistic portrayal of the community he was born into – without stereotyping. He recently released his second novel, "The Authentics," a...

Sotheby’s Hosts Launch of Calligraphy Book by Rose Issa and Venetia Porter

Sotheby's London recently hosted the launch of a lavishly illustrated art book on calligraphy co-authored by curator Rose Issa and by Venetia Porter, the British Museum's curator of Islamic and contemporary Middle Eastern art. "Signs...

“Exiles from Paradise”: Novelist Brigitte Adès Explores the Life of Iranians in the West

By Firouzeh Nabavi Brigitte Adès is a French journalist and author who, for the past 25 years, has been the UK bureau chief of the respected French foreign-affairs journal Politique Internationale. Married to an Iranian-born...

“The Temporary Bride”: A Story of Love and Food in Modern Iran

By Julie Ershadi
Iranian heritage is rich in romantic tales involving legendary couples: Khosrow and Shirin, Leili and Majnun, Tahmineh and Rostam. A new memoir set in Iran and published by Twelve Books has almost as much drama and desire as its illustrious precedents.

New Book Takes Close Look at Iran’s Presidential System

By Tara Biglari "The Quest for Authority in Iran: A History of the Presidency from Revolution to Rouhani" is a new book that delves deep into the workings of the presidency in post-revolutionary Iran. Written...

Co-Founder of Chart-Topping Band “Shahin & Sepehr” Releases Novel

By Fred Parvaneh Sepehr Haddad — a recording artist who co-founded the band Shahin & Sepehr — has just released his debut novel, “A Hundred Sweet Promises,” based on a true family story told to...

Marjane Satrapi Releases ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Book With Fellow Illustrators

By Ahmad Rafat Seventeen Iranian and non-Iranian illustrators including Marjane Satrapi have released a book titled “Woman, Life, Freedom.” The book, originally published in French, has been translated into English and other languages, with Satrapi...

Novelist Alexandra Monir Releases Murder Mystery, Has Film in Development with Sony Pictures

Alexandra Monir is a bestselling U.S.-based author of Iranian descent who sprang to fame in her early twenties with the young-adult novel “Timeless.” A paranormal romance, it quickly landed on the bestseller lists, and...

Award-winning Author Khakpour Writes Memoir of Her Illness

Porochista Khakpour is an acclaimed Iranian-American author and academic whose memoir "Sick: A Memoir" – about her battle with Lyme Disease – is due to be published by HarperCollins in May 2018. Khakpour's debut novel...