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Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan

May 2, 2022 0

(1925, Nodooshan – 2022, Toronto) Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan, eminent Iranian scholar, translator, poet, literary critic and professor of law and Persian literature at the University […]

Profile: Shams Langeroodi

February 7, 2022 0

Javaheri Gillani, Mohammad-Taghi (Langerood, 17 Nov. 1950 – ) (alias Shams Langeroodi).Contemporary Iranian poet, author, university lecturer, literary historian, researcher and actor. He was born […]

Colossal

December 12, 2021 0

96 years ago on December 12, 1925, a son was born into circumstances that were less than inspiring to him. He wasn’t dealt the advantages of a cultured home or a stirring education.

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  • Oh Mortal Month of May!

    In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, May 2021 is marked by a huge cultural loss, as regrettably seven eminent and irreplaceable figures of culture, arts and literature of Iran passed away during this month

  • Mansour Owji [1937-2021]

    BIO BRIEF Mansour Owji (November 30, 1937 – May 8, 2021) was a contemporary Iranian poet and writer. He was born in the Darb-e-Astane Seyyed […]

  • Mohammad Qazvini [1877-1949]

    Qazvini, Mohammad (Tehran, 30th March 1877 – 27th May 1949) [10th Farvardin 1256 – 6th Khordad 1328]. A pioneer in the field of literary and […]

  • May 2016

    1. Painter Parviz Kalantari dies at 85 The diligent artist and illustrator Parviz Kalantari, famous for his indigenous drawings of Iranian nomadic life passed away […]

  • May 2015 Roundup

    I. The 28th Tehran Int’l Book Fair Held Tehran International Book Fair is annually held in May as a social and cultural phenomenon with book […]

  • Badiozzaman Forouzanfar Award

    Professor Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (originally named Mohammad-Hassan Boshruyei) was born on 12 July 1904 in Boshruyeh of Ferdows County and passed away on May 6, 1970. His […]

  • Reza Amirkhani [b. 1973]

    BIO BRIEF Born in Tehran a few years before the Islamic Revolution, Reza Amirkhani is a true representative of the Revolution Generation, or as they […]

Founded in November 2013, Parsagon attempts to present a vista of the latest achievements of Persian literati and artists/writers of Iranian origin, as well as to serve as an authentic archive of books coming from Iran. The team’s activities are diverse:

  • Translating and localizing Persian literary texts,
  • Editing and consulting services to Persian writers whose work are found apt for translation,
  • Promotion of Persian literature and culture in the English-speaking world,
  • Completion of an online database of contemporary Iranian/Persian literary and cultural figures.

PARSAGON is an Iran-based private and non-partisan literary project.