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Shahriar Mandanipour

Shahriar Mandanipour is regarded as one of the most successful contemporary writers in Iran. He has won numerous awards for his novels, short stories, and nonfiction, although he was unable to publish there from 1992 until 1997 as a result of censorship. He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University. His first novel to appear in English, Censoring an Iranian Love Story, was published by Knopf in 2009 and has just been released in paperback by Vintage. (Author photo by Elena Seibert.)


If You Didn’t Kill the Cuckoo Bird

Peter Masturzo Years have passed since that dawn; I believe eleven years, eleven years from one moment. Yet, I remain in prison, deprived of any manner of free will and happiness, and what’s more, I have been forgotten. He had no one, [...]