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Fereshteh Molavi

Born in Tehran, Fereshteh Molavi was raised and lived there before moving to Toronto in 1998.  While in Iran, she published works of fiction, among them The House of Cloud and Wind, and The Sun Fairy and Other Stories. She also translated many literary works and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of short stories in Persian. A former research librarian and the Persian bibliographer at Sterling Library, Yale University, she has published numerous stories and essays internationally. Her dialogue with Karen Connelly, Listen to the Reed, was published by PEN Canada in 2005. Her recently-published books in Tehran include two novels, two collections of short stories, and one collection of essays. One of the novels, The Departures of Seasons, was admired by the Mehregan Literary Award (Tehran, 2012). Due to censorship in Iran, her collection of essays (Those Years, These Essays), her collection of short stories  (Stoning of Summer), and her novella (Adam’s Darkroom) have been released in Europe. Her first book in English, Stories from Tehran, was released in 2018