Shokoofeh Azar


Country: Iran/Australia

A rising star of Iranian literature, Shokoofeh Azar has written two collections of short stories, a children’s book, and had numerous articles published in Iranian media. Set in Iran during the period following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, her multi-layered debut novel, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (Wild Dingo Press), features the lyrical magic realism of classical Persian storytelling.

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Sebagai calon bntang sastra Iran, Shokoofeh Azar telah menulis dua koleksi cerita pendek, sebuah buku anak-anak, dan memiliki banyak artikel yang diterbitkan di media Iran. Dilatarbelakangi tentang kehidupan di Iran selama periode setelah Revolusi Islam tahun 1979, karya novel Shokoofeh dengan alur cerita yang kompleks, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (Wild Dingo Press), menampilkan realisme lirik sihir dari cerita klasik Persia.

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Appearing in

Main Program: Going Home Again

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Main Program: The Magic Touch

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Main Program: One Thousand and One Writes

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