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Jasmin Darznik

Jasmin Darznik reads a passage from her memoir, The Good Daughter, about discovering her mother's secret past life. (Running Time: 12:09)

Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran, Iran and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.

She has received awards and distinctions from the San Francisco Foundation, Marin Arts Council, Steinbeck Fellows Program, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Iowa Review, and the Norman Mailer Colony. She is a professor of English and creative writing at Washington and Lee University and has also taught Iranian literature at the University of Virginia.

She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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