Omid Tofighian


Country: Australia

Omid Tofighian is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He wrote Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues and translated Behrouz Boochani’s multi-award winning No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison. 

Omid Tofighian adalah Asisten Dosen bahasa Inggris dan Sastra Perbandingan di American University di Kairo, Mesir, dan Dosen Pembantu di Sekolah Seni dan Media di University of New South Wales, Australia. Ia menulis Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues dan menerjemahkan karya peraih berbagai penghargaan Behrouz Boochani No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison.

Appearing in

Main Program | Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian: No Friend But the Mountains

Behrouz Boochani fled Iran in 2013, seeking asylum in Australia, and has been detained on Manus Island ever since. He wrote the award-winning No Friend But the Mountains via WhatsApp, …


Main Program | The Unsung Heroes of Literature

Translators are the unsung heroes of literature. Transposing literal meaning never cuts it: translators are always reliant on context, making constant calls of judgement. It’s because of their overlooked efforts …


Special Event | Stories of Seeking Asylum

An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home, and refugee writers are bringing first-hand accounts onto front pages and family bookshelves. Join Festival guests from …