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March 20, 2023 0

Short story by Mehdi Rabbi Translated from original Persian by Mohammad Mobahat Photo: Birds resting on White Bridge, Ahwaz; (c)Mehran Shoushtari I tell Roya: “let’s […]

A Database for Persian, Translated

June 26, 2022 0

Alireza Taheri Araghi is an Iranian writer and translator. His translations have appeared in Asymptote, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Tripwire, RHINO, and Bat City Review, and his translation of Shahram […]

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 […]

RIP. Ahmad Samiee Guilani [Feb 1920 - Mar 2023]

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.



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    Two weeks ago, Robert Enke killed himself. He was the goalkeeper of both Hanover and the German national soccer team. Which one of the Iranian players would do something like that?

  • 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 […]

  • Noofe Speculative Novel Awards

    According to the Awards’ website, Noofe Speculative Novel Awards was founded in Winter 2019 sponsored by Peydayesh Books to promote Persian speculative fiction and support […]

  • Three Poems by Leila Kordbache

    Born in 1981, Tehran, Leila Kordbache is a published poet and literary researcher. She has over ten published volumes of poetry and monographs on Persian […]

  • March 2016

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  • Homage to Modern Scheherazade of Iran

    Most of Daneshvar’s protagonists are women; her attention to women’s lives and their characters were unprecedented in the fictional literature of Iran. The women she portrayed are unalike those that her famous contemporaries

  • Parvin Etesami Awards

    Acclaimed Iranian poetess, Parvin Etesesami, was born in Tabriz in 1907. Her first collection of poems was published in 1935 and she received the 3rd […]

  • RIP Richard Nelson Frye

    Regarded as the “dean of the world’s Iranists,” Eminent American scholar and Iranologist Richard Nelson Frye passed away on March 27, 2014 aged 94. He […]