Azar Nafisi

Author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Highlights
February 27, 2013
7.30 p.m.
Azar Nafisi: Reading, On-Stage Interview, and Signing

Event Details

Winter With the Writers welcomed Azar Nafisi to Rollins on February 27, 2013.

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Speaker Bio

Current as of October 11, 2017

Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. The book spent over 117 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and in 2009 was named as one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London).

Her most recent book, Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories, a memoir about her mother, was published in January 2009. She is currently working on a book entitled Republic of the Imagination, which is about the power of literature to liberate minds and peoples. Her book That Other World: Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile (Yale University Press) will be published in fall 2012.

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