Shahriar Mandanipour discusses his new book Moon Brow, about a young soldier who reemerges from the Iran-Iraq war missing a limb and most of his memory. He is haunted by the vision of a mysterious woman whose face he cannot see.
Shahriar Mandanipour is one of the most accomplished writers of contemporary Iranian literature, the author of nine volumes of fiction, one nonfiction book, and more than 100 essays in literary theory, literature and art criticism, creative writing, censorship, and social commentary. He has held fellowships at Brown University, Harvard University, Boston College, and at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He has been a visiting professor at Brown University, where he taught courses in Persian literature and cinema, and taught creative writing courses at Tufts University.
Moon Brow is his second novel to appear in English, translated by Sara Khalili and published by Restless Books. The Stanford Bookstore will have copies of Moon Brow available for purchase at this event and Mr. Mandanipour will sign copies after the talk.
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