Sunday, April 21, 2024

How I Got Interested in Iran: Interview with Laura Secor, Iran Watcher, Author

Covering foreign affairs as a journalist is a tough business. And those who have done it well over the decades know the difference between their toilsome approach and the parachuted-in journalism practiced nowadays, in...

German-Iranian Author Nava Ebrahimi Discusses Her First Novel

By Behjat Omid A wave of titles by second-generation German-Iranian authors is making its way into German bookstores. Critically acclaimed releases include Nava Ebrahimi’s "Sechzehn Worter" ("Sixteen Words"), Shida Bazyar’s "Nachts ist es Leise in Tehran"...

‘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...
Shapour Bakhtiar

BOOK REVIEW: The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar, Iran’s Late Prime Minister

By Ahmad Rafat   “The Lasting Legacy of Shapour Bakhtiar,” by Dr. Ebrahim Biparva, is a collection of articles written by various people about Shapour Bakhtiar (1914-1991), Iran’s last Prime Minister under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.  Dr....

Fighting for Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights: A Talk with Author Diana Nammi

By Tara Biglari Diana Nammi has spent the past few decades fighting to protect Iranian and Kurdish women against so-called honor killings, forced marriage, child marriage and domestic abuse. In a recent talk in north...

Salman Rushdie, Author Targeted by Iran Regime ‘Death Fatwa’ Releases New Novel After Stabbing...

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Salman Rushdie's new novel "Victory City" will be published on Tuesday, nearly six months after a man repeatedly stabbed the writer onstage during a lecture in New York state in what was...

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...

Sixteen-Year-Old Underachiever is Hero of Arvin Ahmadi’s Debut Novel

By Fred Parvaneh “Down and Across,” published by Penguin Random House, is the debut novel by Iranian-American Arvin Ahmadi: a coming-of-age story of grit and self-discovery that follows Scott Ferdowsi, a high-school student with a...

Iranian-Born Journalist Farah Nayeri Releases Book on Art and Censorship

By Natasha Phillips Artists are regularly monitored and censored nowadays in places such as the Middle East and Asia. According to a new book by Farah Nayeri, they face complicated challenges in the West, too. In...

Iranian Champion Wrestler and Defector Reza Abedi Tells His Story in a New Book

By Tara Biglari Reza Abedi is a World Champion Wrestler and Hall of Fame coach who lived in Iran through the 1979 revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, and who made international headlines when he defected....