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Iranian-American Fiction


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Cover art from "Tremors"
Courtesy "Tremors"
Cover art from "Tremors"

The editors of the first anthology of Iranian-American fiction say there is a maturing literary voice emerging from the Iranian-American community. Many Iranian immigrants came to the U.S. after the Shah was overthrown in 1979, and roughly half of them live in California. We talk with Bay Area editors and authors of "Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers" about their stories, culture and community.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Amir Soltani, author and co-creator of "Zahra's Paradise," and co-editor of "Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers"
  • Anita Amirrezvani, novelist of "Equal of the Sun," and co-editor of "Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers"
  • Persis Karim, professor of English, comparative literature and Persian studies at San Jose State University and co-editor of "Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers"

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