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About the Author
Shahriar Mandanipour is an award-winning, exiled Iranian author and journalist who served in the Iran-Iraq war. His fiction has been published throughout the world, including two acclaimed novels published in English and the story collection Seasons of Purgatory (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in 2022). In 2006, Mandanipour moved to the United States. He has held fellowships at Brown University, Harvard University, and Boston College and has taught at Brown University and Tufts University. He lives in California.
Sara Khalili is an editor and translator of contemporary Iranian literature. She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Fund Award for Shahriar Mandanipour's story collection Seasons of Purgatory and her translations from the Persian of Mandanipour's novels were longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize and named a finalist for the Best Translated Book Award. She lives in New York.