Lucifer: A Short Story by Reza Joulaee [English Translation]

Reza Joulaee

About the Author Iranian writer Reza Joulaee, born in 1950, hails from a middle-class family in Iran. He initially pursued a medical education at Shiraz University but ultimately veered towards the field of economics, earning a Bachelor’s degree in the discipline. However, the reasons for his decision to change paths remain known only to him. […]

Bozorg Alavi: The Portmanteau (Chamedan)

The Portmanteau

Bozorg Alavi was a leftist writer and one of the most noted Iranian novelists of the 20th century, whose works were banned in Iran from 1953 to 1979. Alavi is known for his novel Her Eyes and collected stories The Portmanteau (Chamedan). Biography of Bozorg Alavi Born in Tehran on February 2, 1904, Bozorg Alavi […]

Sadeq Chubak: Flowers of Flesh [Golhay-e Gushti in English Translation]


Sadeq Chubak, also spelled as Ṣādiq Chūbak, was a prominent Iranian writer born on August 5, 1916, in Bushehr, Iran. He authored short fiction, drama, and novels and was considered one of the most influential writers of 20th-century Iran. Sadeq Chubak’s short stories were known for their intricate details, economy of language, and focus on […]

Sadeq Hedayat: The Stray Dog (English Translaton)

Sadeq Hedayat

Sadeq Hedayat, also spelled Ṣādeq-e Hedāyat or Sadiq Hidayat, (born February 17, 1903, Tehran, Iran—died April 4, 1951, Paris, France), Iranian author who introduced modernist techniques into Persian fiction. Hedayat is considered one of the greatest Iranian writers of the 20th century.  HIs celebrated novel The Blind Owl has been translated into numerous languages. In 1925, Hedayat was among a […]