Category Archives: Authors & Journalists

Kambiz Derambakhsh – Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator

Graphic Designer-Cartoonist-Illustrator Kambiz Derambakhsh Date of birth: 1942 Place of birth: Shiraz, Iran Education: Graduated from Tehran Academy of Fine Arts Press activities: 55 years of continuous cooperation with well-known local and international newspapers and magazines Exhibitions: 50 individual exhibitions … Continue reading

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Amir-Hossein Aryanpour an expert in western philosophy and Persian culture

Amir-Hossein Aryanpour (February 27, 1925, Tehran – July 30, 2001, Tehran) (Persian: امیرحسین آریانپور‎) was an Iranian lexicographer, writer, translator, philosopher, sociologist, and literary figure. Amir Hossein Aryanpour was an expert in western philosophy and Persian culture. He studied at … Continue reading

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Jalal Al-e-Ahmad – Iranian writer, thinker, and social and political critic

Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (December 2, 1923 – September 9, 1969) was a prominent Iranian writer, thinker, and social and political critic. Novels and novellas The School Principal By the Pen The Tale of Beehives The Cursing of the Land A Stone … Continue reading

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Bozorg Alavi – influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual

Bozorg Alavi (بزرگ علوی in Persian) (February 2, 1904 – February 18, 1997) was an influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual. Selected Works : Chamedan (The Suitcase) (1934) Varaq Pareh’ha-ye Zendan (Scrap Papers from Prison) (1941) Panjah-o Seh Nafar … Continue reading

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Sādeq Chubak – widely considered as the greatest naturalist writer in Persian literature

Sādeq Chubak (Persian: صادق چوبک‎) (August 5, 1916—July 3, 1998).  Widely considered as the greatest naturalist writer in Persian literature, he has written a large bulk of works including novels, short stories, and plays. The collected stories Puppet Show and … Continue reading

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Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles Iranian poet

Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles (Persian: مهدی اخوان ثالث‎), or Akhavān-Sāless (1928, Mashhad, Iran — 1990, Tehran, Iran), pen name M. Omid (م. امید, Hope) was a prominent Iranian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse (New Style Poetry) in … Continue reading

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Sadegh Hedayat – Iran’s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories

Sadegh Hedayat (in Persian: صادقهدایت; February 17, 1903, Tehran — 9 April 1951, Paris, France) was Iran‘s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories. He was educated at Collège Saint-Louis (French catholic school) and Dar ol-Fonoon (1914–1916). In … Continue reading

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Sulayman Hayyim – Iranian Jew often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary”

Sulayman Hayyim (Persian: سلیمان حییم) (ca. 1887 in Tehran, Iran – February 14, 1970 in Tehran), was an Iranian lexicographer, translator, playwright and essayist, often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary. Haïm was born into an Iranian Jewish family … Continue reading

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Iraj Pezeshkzad – author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon

Iraj Pezeshkzad (Persian: ایرج پزشکزاد ‎, born 1928 in Tehran) is an Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon) published in the early 1970s. He was educated … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Dowlatabadi – Iranian writer and actor

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (Persian: محمود دولت‌آبادی‎) (born 1 August 1940 in Dowlatabad, Sabzevar) is an Iranian writer and actor, known for his promotion of social and artistic freedom in contemporary Iran and his realist depictions of rural life, drawn from personal … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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Hooman Majd: “The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran”

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Doubleday (November 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 0385535325 order from amazon Biography: Hooman Majd was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957, and lived abroad from infancy with his family who were in the diplomatic service. He attended boarding … Continue reading

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Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

http://theconversation.com/profiles/kourosh-kalantar-zadeh-110653/profile_bio “Dr. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh’s areas of interest include: biosensors, nano-structured thin films and nano-crystal growth, micro-fluidics, MEMS/NEMS, conductive polymers with embedded nano-particles and nanofibers, polymeric optical waveguides, ferroelectric materials, structural characterization of thin films, acoustic waves, and thermoelectric materials.” Also … Continue reading

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Behruz Firuzi – Iranian cartoonist finishes first in Italian contest

The Iranian cartoonist Behruz Firuzi has won the first in the category satirical drawing at the 17th edition of the international competition Fax for Peace, Fax for Tolerance in Spilimbergo, Italy. Other Iranian cartoonists Sohrab Kheiri and Parvin Mohammadi received … Continue reading

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