Posts Tagged Fiction

The Last Chapter, An Iranian Love Story by Guita Garakani

A novel by Guita Garakani, Translated by Sara Phillips, ISBN: 9781859643037, Paperback and ebook, March 2013 RRP: £8.99 Youssef, Vaqar’s eldest son, died in the same house he was born in; the very house that became his after his father’s murder. No one looked into his father’s murder, and no one looked into Youssef’s death […]

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Zahra’s Paradise

By Amir (Author) and Khalil (Illustrator), 272 pages, First Second In 2009, the Iranians put all their hopes in the presidential elections, during which the majority had voted for the reformist candidate, Musavi, who had promised opening the political atmosphere up. However, their hopes crashed when in less than two hours after the  closure of […]

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Launch Event for the Novel I am Cyrus by Alex Jovy on Azargan, the Iranian Festival of Fire: All welcome

Monday, October 24, 2011 06:21 On 30 November 2011, on the Eve of Azargan, the Iranian Festival of Fire, a launch event and signing will take place at the London Review Bookshop on 30th November to coincide with Azargan, the Iranian festival of fire. Date: 30 November 2011 Time: 7:00–8:30 PM Place: London Review Bookshop,14-16 […]

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Garnet to Publish The Knot in the Rug, a novel by Masoud Behnoud

Garnet Publishing has recently acquired the world rights to the novel The Knot in the Rug by the prominent Iranian journalist and novelist, Masoud Behnoud. The Knot in the Rug (Khanoum), by Masoud Behnoud, encapsulates the massive upheavals of the first half of 20th century from a point of view that the English-speaking readership rarely […]

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Missing Soluch, a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

  Paperback: 507 pages Publisher: Melville House Publishing (15 Dec 2010) ISBN-13: 978-1933633114 Order now on Amazon (from Missing Soluch is a novel by one of Iran’s most celebrated living authors, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi. This work has certainly not escaped controversy among Iranian scholars, but generally it has been seen to be one of the […]

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Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi

Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi Paperback: 280 pages Aflame Books (28 Aug 2007) English ISBN-13: 978-0955233968 Order Now Symphony of the Dead traces the fate of the troubled Urkhani family in the provincial Iranian town of Ardabil before and after the second world war through the trials and ghostly recollections of […]

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Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Shahriar Mandanipour Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Abacus ISBN-13: 978-0349121451 From one of Iran’s most acclaimed and controversial contemporary writers, his first novel to appear in English—a dazzlingly inventive work of fiction that opens a revelatory window onto what it’s like to live, to love, and to be an artist in today’s Iran. The novel entwines […]

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