Shahriar Mandanipour is an Iranian novelist and essayist.
Born in Shiraz, Iran in 1957, he moved to Tehran and studied Political Sciences at Tehran University.
He writes stories and essays in Persian and worked as chief editor of Asr-e Panjshanbeh (Thursday Evening), a monthly literary journal.
In 2006, Mandanipour traveled to the United States as an International Writing Fellow at Brown University where he currently teaches contemporary Persian literature and modern Iranian cinema.
His work includes:
Censoring an Iranian Love Story
The Eighth Day of the Earth
Mummy and Honey
Shadow of the Cave
The Courage of Love
Mandanipour was awarded numerous prizes including Best Film Critique at the Press Festival in Tehran (1994), The Golden Tablet Award for best fiction of the past 20 years in Iran (1998), The Mehregan Award for the best Iranian children’s novel (2004), The Athens Prize for Literature for his novel Censoring an Iranian Love Story (2010).
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