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Niloufar Talebi

NILOUFAR TALEBI is a writer, librettist, award-winning translator, and multidisciplinary artist. She is the editor/translator of Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and creator/performer of multimedia works based on her...

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Farideh Razi

One of Iran’s acclaimed contemporary writers, FARIDEH RAZI is also a translator, playwright, poet and scholar. Born in Tehran, she studied English and Persian Literature, and Art and Philosophy at New York University, The New School, and Tehran University. She worked...

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Kristie Betts Letter

KRISTIE BETTS LETTER is an award-winning teacher whose publications include The Colorado Department of Education’s Reader’s Handbook: Reading Strategies for Content Area Teachers. Her creative work has been honored by Best American Small Fictions, nominated for a...

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Shahrnush Parsipur

SHAHRNUSH PARSIPUR was born in Tehran in February 17, 1946. She started her literary career when she was sixteen, writing short stories and articles. She graduated from the University of Tehran in Sociology. When she was twenty-eight, she wrote her first novel, Sag va...

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Sadegh Hedyat

SADEGH HEDAYAT was born on 17 February 1903 in Tehran, at his father's house. His father was Hedayat Gholi Khan-e Hedayat (E'tezad-Ol-Molk), son of Jafar GholiKhan-e Hedayat,his mother was , Ozra-Zivar-Ol-Moluk Hedayat,daughter of Hossein GholiKhan-e Mokhber-ol-Dole...

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Sam Vaseghi

SAM VASEGHI was born 1967 in Teheran, living his early childhood in Teheran and Stuttgart (Germany). 1973 he returned with his parents to Rasht (Iran), where he lived until 1983. In this time he experienced the late dictatorship period of the Shah, the revolution 1979...

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Robab Moheb

ROBAB MOHEB was born 1953 in south east of Iran (Ahvaz) next to the Iran/Iraq boarder. After finalizing secondary school, she studied sociology at the University of Teheran. In 1992, Robab Moheb, left Iran for Swedish Exile, where she lives until today. She was...

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Mahsa Mohebali

MAHSA MOHEBALI, born on 12 August 1972 in Tehran, is an Iranian writer and literature critic. She began writing in Reza Barahei’s workshop in the 80’s. She counts as a third generation of fictional literature writers in Iran. Mahsa Mohebali (fiction writer; Iran) is...

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Albert Russo

A bilingual author, ALBERT RUSSO writes in both English and French, his two “mother tongues” ; he also speaks five languages fluently and has lived in Africa, the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of many awards, such as The American Society of Writers...

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Naveed Noori

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...

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Daniel Curzon

Born DANIEL RUSSEL BROWN, CURZON received his Ph.B. from the University of Detroit in 1960, his M.A. from Kent State University in 1961, and his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 1969. He has taught at a number of universities since 1962; from 1980 until his...

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Halima Alaiyan

Palestine, 1948: HALIMA ALAIYAN, barely a year old, flees her home village of Ibdis, Palestine with her parents and siblings. She grows up as an exile in Egypt, feeling the constraints of Islamic tradition on girls and women. At sixteen, following an arranged...

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Mauro Mevlud Martino

MAURO MEVLUD MARTINO was born in Calabria, southern Italy on March 29th, 1953. He is known as a Canadian Italian Turkish writer as his work has also been translated into Turkish from his original English work. A year after birth, in 1954, with his parents, he arrived...

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Ghulam Qadir Khan Daur

GHULAM QADIR KHAN DAUR belongs to North Waziristan Agency, Tribal Areas of Pakistan. He did his masters in Economics and attended ISS, The Hague, Netherlands and IDPM, Manchester University, England to specialize in rural development. He joined the Civil Service of...

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Darryl Wimberley

DARRYL WIMBERLEY has been recognized for both novels noir and literary work. A Tinker’s Damn won the ForeWord Award for “Best Literary Novel” in 2001. The King of Colored Town was the first novel to garner the Willie Morris Award for Fiction in...

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