October 18, 2019

Archive Event Highlight

An Evening of Iranian Politics and Culture

Please join distinguished Iranian-American writers Hooman Majd, Roger Sedarat, and Dalia Sofer as they read from their latest work and discuss the intersection of politics and culture in Iran in the wake of the 2009 elections.

Hooman Majd is an Iranian-American writer based in New York . He has written for Newsweek, GQ, the New York Times, The New Yorker, the New York Observer, Salon, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic , Interview, and Foreign Policy magazine, among others, and has been a contributor to The Huffington Post since its inception.

Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio University Press’s Hollis Summers Prize, and Ghazal Games (forthcoming, Ohio UP). His poems and literary translations have appeared in such journals as New England Review, World Literature Today, and Green Mountains Review. He teaches poetry and translation in the MFA Program at Queens College , City University of New York.

Dalia Sofer was born in Iran and fled at the age of ten to the United States with her family. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been a resident at Yaddo. A graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, and author of The Septembers of Shiraz, she lives in New York City.