NAVEED NOORI is the pseudonym for an Iranian writer whose first novel, Dakhmeh, was selected by Barnes and Nobles as part of their “Great New Writers Series” in 2003. In 2012 his translation of Sadegh Hedayat’s The Blind Owl was published under the auspices of the Sadegh Hedayat Foundation and the L’Aleph. He has translated several works for the Iranian writer Moniro Ravanipur, one of which has appeared in Paul Revere’s Horse in 2011. Naveed Noori is also the author of several short stories. His short story entitled “The Fortune Seller” was published in Hayden’s Ferry Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. He is currently working on his second novel based on the aforementioned short story.