Fereshteh Molavi

Fereshteh Molavi is an Iranian-Canadian fiction writer, scholar and translator who has won awards for her works of translations. Listen to the Reed, a chapbook based on her dialogue with the award-winning Canadian writer Karen Connelly, was published by PEN Canada in 2005. Molavi’s writings have appeared in many Persian and English anthologies. Since 2009, she has published two novels and two collections of short stories. Her collection of essays, An Sal’ha, In Jostar’ha (Those Years, These Essays) has been released in Paris. Writing in Persian and English, she now lives in Toronto and divides her time between writing, running writing workshops and the Tehranto monthly book club, and advocating for freedom of speech and human rights in Iran.