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Upcoming Book Releases

Iran Awakening (Shirin Ebadi/Azadeh Moaveni - Random House (May 2006)
My Uncle Napoleon (Iraj Pezeshkzad/Dick Davis - Random House (April 2006)

Recent Releases



Living in Hell

Book Review - Global Politician (January 1, 2006)
Author uses writing as therapeutic tool - Nsnews (August 19, 2005)
A woman's journey back from hell - Richmond News (August 8, 2005)
An Interview with Ghazal Omid (Audio)
Ghazal Omid (Official Site)






An Interview with Marjane Satrapi - Bookslut (October 2004)
A Child of the Iranian Revolution Gets Graphic With Bush - Village Voice (September 16, 2004)
Marjane Satrapi: The lipstick rebellion - The Independent (September 5, 2004)
Veiled threat - The Guardian (December 12,2003)
Marjane Satrapi dessine la vie de l'Iran - Le Monde (June 24, 2003)
Beneath A Drawn Veil - Time Europe (June 3, 2003)
Illustrator Marjane Satrapi - NPR (June 2, 2003)
Rebel in exile - The Guardian (May 15, 2003)
'Persepolis': A Graphic Novel Recalls the Iranian Revolution - NY Times (May 11, 2003)
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi (Complete Review)
Persepolis 2 (Random House)
Persepolis (Random House)
Marjane Satrapi (Le Café Littéraire)
auteur: Satrapi (BDnet)
PERSEPOLIS: The Story of a Childhood - by Marjane Satrapi (Press Release)





The Soul of Iran

Official Site
Afshin Molavi Bio & Recent Articles
WW Norton





Jumping Over Fire

Interview with Nahid Rachlin - Real Audio (March 10, 2006)
Nahid Rachlin (Official Site)
Interview with Nahid Rachlin, author of Jumping Over Fire | Excerpt
City Lights Publishers





Cracked Pomegranate

Novelist chronicles struggles of Iranian women to find seeds of a new life - San Francisco Chronicle (November 7, 2005)
New novel addresses coming of age in Iran - Contra Costa Times (November 4, 2005)
Regent Press






The Pursuit of Pleasure

Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900 (Princeton University Press)
Rudi Matthee (U. Delaware)
Dr. Rudi Matthee Lecture & Booksigning at UCLA - Gallery (October 23, 2005)
History of Pleasure in Iran - BBC Persian (October 17, 2005)





Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

The "other" Orientalism - Frontline (December 2005)
Book Review - Democratiya (September-October 2005)
The philosopher and the ayatollah - The Boston Globe (June 12, 2005)
Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
University of Chicago Press




Pomegranate Soup

Pomegranate Soup (Random House)
Marsha Mehran (Random House)
Press Release
Interview (Real Audio)
The Story Behind the Story & Q&A
Marsha Mehran (Official Site)





Lipstick Jihad

Azadeh Moaveni at the LA Times Book Fair - Gallery (April 23, 2005)
Another Country - The Nation (April 14, 2005)
A cultural bridge between Iran, US - Boston Globe (April 11, 2005)
A personal culture clash - Houston Chronicle (April 8, 2005)
Interview with KCET - Audio (March 25, 2005)
Azadeh Moaveni reads from Lipstick Jihad - Picture Gallery (March 23, 2005)
Sexual hypocrisy, fractured identities and Azadeh Moaveni’s Lipstick Jihad - LA Weekly (March 18, 2005)
Azadeh Moaveni speech at San Jose Public Library - Audio (March 17, 2005)
Orphans of the Revolution - Washington Post (March 17, 2005)
Lipstick and political resistance - San Francisco Chronicle (March 13, 2005)
'Lipstick Jihad': The Mullahs and Me - NY Times (March 12, 2005)
Lipstick Jihad - IHT (March 8, 2005)
As if the Mullahs Were All Young at Heart - NY Times (February 25, 2005)
Foreign Exchange Interview (Video) | Transcript
An Interview With Azadeh Moaveni
A Q&A with Azadeh Moaveni the author of Lipstick Jihad
Official Site
Lipstick Jihad (Public Affairs) | PR




Even After All This Time

Afschineh Latifi at the LA Times Book Fair - Gallery (April 23, 2005)
Love, revolution, and leaving Iran - MSNBC Video (March 31, 2005)
Women write about the Iran they know - USA Today (March 30, 2005)
Interview (Audio)
Afschineh Latifi, a 1992 WFU Law Graduate, Publishes Memoir
Interview with Afschineh Latifi
Press Release






Strange Times My Dear

Strange Times Live, Los Angeles - September 10, 2005
Official Site (Arcade Publishing)
OFAC Press Clips
Ahmad Karimi Hakkak Book Signing Event - Los Angeles (May 28, 2005)
PEN American Center
Strange Times, Indeed (Moorishgirl)
Press Release


No God but God

'No god but God': The War Within Islam - NY Times (May 29, 2005)
Author Aslan on the Evolution of Islam - NPR (May 13, 2005)
The Jihad Is a Civil War, the West Only a Bystander - NY Times (May 4, 2005)
Review: No god but God - Blogscritics (April 25, 2005) | Interview
Reza Aslan book signing - Gallery (April 13, 2005)
Interview with Reza Aslan (April 8, 2005)
Writer Reza Aslan, 'No God but God' - NPR (March 23, 2005)
Press Release (Random House) | About the author
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (Random House)
Official Site



In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs

Rule By Rigor Mortis - Business Week (February 25, 2005)
'In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs': Reflections on Iran - NY Times (February 13, 2005) | IHT
A Mosaic of Iran, Its Radical Past and Its Fading Hope - NY Times (February 3, 2005)
First Chapter: 'In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs' (NY Times)
Picture Gallery
Press Release
Official Site


An Enduring Love

'An Enduring Love': The Last Empress - New York Times (May 2, 2004)
The Last Empress - Washington Post (March 17, 2004)
An Interview with Farah Pahlavi - NPR (March 6, 2004)
Iran's Queen in Exile Finds 'a Way to Go On' - Washington Post (March 5, 2004)
A Life in Exile - NY Times (February 29, 2004)
Memoirs of Farah Pahlavi - BBC Persian (February 28, 2004)
Interviews in English | French



The Persian Puzzle

The Middle East Quarterly Book Rview (Fall 2005)
Foreign Affairs Book Review (March/April 2005)
An Interview With Kenneth Pollack - MotherJones (January 24, 2005)
The Persian puzzle, or the CIA's? - Asia Times (December 3, 2004)
Another Threatening Storm? - Washington Post (November 28, 2004)
Random House





Journey from the Land of No

An Iranian Jew's Tales of the Revolution - Washington Post (September 28, 2004)
Jewish exile describes life in Iran - Tuftsdaily (September 24, 2004)
Interview: An Iranian writer recalls her youth in 'the Land of No' (BookPage)
Journey from the Land of No (Random House)
Coming of Age in the Shadow of a revolution (PR)
A conversation with Roya Hakakian
Roya Hakakian (Offical Site)
Book Reviews



Funny in Farsi

Firoozeh Dumas - Gallery (November 7, 2005)
Firoozeh Dumas (Official Site)
Commentary: 'Funny in Farsi' - NPR (April 20, 2004)
Growing Up Iranian in America - VOA (July 28, 2003)
Interview with Firoozeh Dumas - NIAC (July 21, 2003)
Comedy of growing up unveiled - CS Monitor (July 10, 2003)
Firoozeh Dumas - BBC Persian (June 28, 2003)
Firoozeh Dumas Commentary - NPR (March 10, 2003)
Funny in Farsi (Random House)




Scar Saloon

Sholeh Wolpé - Promoting Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature, Los Angeles - September 10, 2005
Sholeh Wolpé (Pen Org)
Sholeh Wolpé (Red Hen) | Book Excerpt
Interview (Audio)
Sholeh Wolpé Publications
Sholeh Wolpé (Official Site)




Persian Pilgrimages

Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys Across Iran. Afshin Molavi - Foreign Affairs (January/February 2003)
Iran Expert Afshin Molavi Sees Iranians Yearning to Speak and Listen - Eurasianet (October 24, 2002)
Iranian mysteries unravelled - Telegraph (December 14, 2002)
Persian Pilgrimages' - NPR (October 16, 2002)
Persian Pilgrimages (W.W. Norton)





In the Walled Gardens
The Books: In the Walled Gardens: A Novel by Anahita Firouz
"In the Walled Gardens" by Anahita Firouz - Mostlyfiction (August 11, 2002)
Anahita Firouz (Bookreporter)
Anahita Firouz (Official Site)






Best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Teheran

Author Finds That With Fame Comes Image Management Washington post

Parlando di democrazia e Iran con Azar Nafisi, autrice di «Leggere Lolita a  Teheran» Radio

Azar Nafisi Webcast - LOC (October 9, 2004)
Author Finds That With Fame Comes Image Management - NY Times (June 8, 2004)

Moving stories BBC

A revolutionary idea - The Scotsman (March 7, 2004)

Iranian rebel made room for 'Lolita'  San Francisco Chronicle (February 2, 2004)
Moving stories: Azar Nafisi BBC (January 2, 2004)
Through the veil The Guardian (September 13, 2003)

Summer Reading: Author Azar Nafisi - NPR (August 10 , 2003)

Reading Lolita in Tehran makes its London debut - BBC Persian (June 26, 2003)
Interviews Azar Nafisi  PBS (June 20, 2003)
Reading Lolita in Tehran (Random House)

The Fiction of Life The Atlantic (May 7, 2003)

Readin Lolita IN Tehran WBUR (May 5, 2003)
'Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books' (April 22, 2003)
'Reading Lolita in Tehran,' by Azar Nafisi - Star Tribune (April 6, 2003)
Professor and Writer Azar Nafisi - NPR (April 4, 2003)
Interviews Azar Nafisi - PBS (June 20, 2003)
Reading Lolita in Tehran (Random House)

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