Edinburgh Iranian Festival: Launch event for ‘The Book of Tehran’
1 Mar 2019 - 4.00PM - 0.00
When: 1st March 2019, 16:00-17:00
Where: Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
Who: Comma Press, Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Sophia Victoria
Join us to celebrate the launch of The Book of Tehran published by Comma Press - a collection of contemporary short stories from ten renowned contemporary Iranian writers. Enjoy a reading of the stories with Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, hear more about the anthology and pick up one of the very first copies of the book!Tehran is the beating heart of Iran, a creative tour de force, and a city that has for decades produced some of the most inventive voices in the Middle East.
In a rare commission, a new collection of stories, written by the country’s most exciting literary voices, offers a glimpse into real city life. These stories, often reflective, ironic, poetic, romantic, surreal, and sometimes humorous, are available for the first time translated from Persian to English.This publication forms part of a wider programme by Visiting Arts promoting contemporary Iranian literature and culture in the UK, encouraging the advancement of Persian to English translation, and facilitating professional development opportunities and exchange between British and Iranian literary networks. The short story is a popular format in Iran, offering a window to different perspectives and an opportunity to showcase rising writers such as the authors in this story collection - Goli Taraghi, Kourosh Asadi, Payam Nasser, Azardokht Bahrami, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Mohammad Hosseini, Amirhossein Khorshidfar, Hamed Habibi, Atoosa Afshin-Navid and Mohammad Tolouei.
This event is FREE but ticketed (via Eventbrite) with limited seating. Book HERE.