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Laleh Khadivi

United States of America

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. She is the author of three novels, The Age of Orphans and The Walking and most recently, A Good Country. She has been awarded a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an NEA Literature Fellowship. She has also worked as a director, producer and cinematographer of documentary films. Her debut film, 900 Women, aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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  • Faulty Pilgrims

    Laleh Khadivi's novels tell the story of three generations of Kurdish Iranian men coming-of-age.

  • Homegrown

    Let's explore one of the great fears of contemporary culture, that of the homegrown terrorist.