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HAIRAN contributors



HAIRAN comprises a diverse cross-section of contemporary Iranian women voices.

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Daoud Sarhandi-Williams is an award-winning, multidisciplinary filmmaker and writer of Anglo-Indian and Pakistani heritage. Previous titles include Bosnian War Posters and Ukraine at War: Street Art, Posters + Poetry.

Ali Sobati is an Iranian poet, critic, essayist, journalist, and translator. For over two decades he has been one of the leading academic literary voices of his generation. Ali is currently based outside Iran.

Sepideh Jodeyri is an award-winning Iranian poet and translator living in Washington DC, USA. She is the author of 11 books. 

Sepideh Kouti is an Iranian poet, author, translator, and editor. She began her literary career in 2000, authoring entries for the Encyclopedia of Persian Literature. Previous works include On the Heights of Despair (translation) and The Creeping Shadow of Objects.

Anna Krasnowolska is a Professor and esteemed specialist in Persian literature and Iranian culture. She was Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies (1999-2002), and Head of the Department of Iranian Studies (2000-17) at Jagiellonian University. 

Anahita Rezaei is an award-winning Iranian writer and literary critic living in Tehran, Iran. Previous works include Silent and Quiet of Being–Not Being Days and The Shooting Right to Domestic Dogs

Abbas Shokri fled Iran in 1989 to save his life, and finally settled in Norway. He retrained as a journalist in 1995 and founded Aftab, a Persian language press which publishes censored Iranian authors. He is the author of 14 books.

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