Posts Tagged Novel

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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Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipour

Shortly after the 1989 publication of ‘Women Without Men‘ in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iraq, along with the rest of this brave and prolific writer’s work, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages, and introduces English-speaking […]

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The scorpion, a novel by Hossein Abkenar

The scorpion Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar   Written in the style of a romance,  on the mode of romance, great restraint and great poetry, this short but dense book tells the story of the terrible war between Iran and Iraq, as it was lived by a simple conscript. The horrors of war, bigotry and indoctrination are […]

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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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