Vartan: a poem by Ahmad Shamlou

December 12, 2017 0

Today is Ahmad Shamlou’s 92nd birthday, a blessed occasion to read one of his finest poems: “Vartan didn’t Say a Word” is a political poem […]

Memorial Day

February 10, 2017 0

Memorial Day A short story by Peyman Esmaeili Translated from Persian by Shima Houshyar Courtesy of ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PERSIAN LITERATURE Release Date: […]

War and Silence

May 17, 2015 0

War and Silence Short story by Elli Dehnavi Translated from Persian by Kara Abdolmaleki Release Date: May 2015 Eight years have passed since the war […]



Sohrab’s Way – by Martin Turner

October 7, 2017 0

  Graduated in psychology from the University of Exceter, Martin V. Turner (1948 – 2009) an educational psychologist, poet and translator. As a translator of a […]



Portfolio: Arash Sadeqbeigi

January 21, 2018 0

  Born in 1982, Arash Sadeqbeigi holds an M.A. degree in Dramatic Literature from the University of Tehran. His debut book for young adults, Open […]



Books that Changed My Life: Fereshteh Ahmadi

September 15, 2017 0

“Thrush in the Cage” written by Nima Youshij is the first book I borrowed after my first library subscription. I was only ten, and with this book I felt I seriously stepped into the world of readers. Under the influence of the big notebook on which my name was written, and the subscription paper that my teacher had to sign, I read the book even more carefully and gave a thought to the moral point of the story. Surprisingly not long after this feeling, another book push me into a completely different world: “Devilin theDusk”1. The cover showed the picture of a girl withblond hair who was running along a the street and a black car was chasing afterher.

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