Négar Djavadi

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Négar Djavadi was born in Iran in 1969 to a family of intellectuals opposed to the regimes both of the Shah, then of Khomeini. She arrived in France at the age of eleven, having crossed the mountains of Kurdistan on horseback with her mother and sister.
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Disoriental

Disoriental by Negar Djavadi book cover
ISBN 9781609454517 Europa Editions

Translated by Tina Kover In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph. More about this book >

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Négar Djavadi and Tina Kover (translator) read from "Disoriental" at 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Négar Djavadi

Négar Djavadi was born in Iran in 1969 to a family of intellectuals opposed to the regimes both of the Shah, then of Khomeini. She arrived in France at the age of eleven, having crossed the mountains of Kurdistan on horseback with her mother and sister. She is a screenwriter and lives in Paris. Disoriental is her first novel.

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