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About the Author
Mahsa Mohebali is an Iranian fiction writer. She is the author of several novels, as well as short story collections. Her short stories have appeared in English in the Guardian as well as the anthologies Tehran Noir (Akashic Books, 2014, trans. Salar Abdoh) and Alive and Kicking: Short Stories by Contemporary Iranian Women Writers (Aftab Publication, 2017, trans. Amir Marashi). In 2013 Mohebali was a resident with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She lives and works in Tehran.
Mariam Rahmani is a writer, translator, and scholar. Her fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast; her translations have been published with Columbia Journal and After Cinema: Fictions From A Collective Memory; and her nonfiction writing has appeared in BOMB magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Rumpus, among other venues. She is the recipient of a 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and a US Fulbright Research Award, and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA, as well as degrees from Princeton and Oxford. She is currently working on a debut novel.