Maybe We Descend From The Trees: readings with Fereshteh Ahmadi

Iranian writer and critic, Fereshteh Ahmadi, will be in Plymouth, Torquay and London for a residency at the International Agatha Christie Festival and public events on contemporary Iranian Literature.


An award winning writer and critic living in Tehran, Fereshteh Ahmadi is recognised for her enigmatic and mysterious psychological fantasies. Ahmadi's work includes her first short story collection, Everybody’s Sara (2004). She has won several literary awards for both her short stories and novels which include The Fairy of Forgetfulness (2007), Cheese Forest (2008) and Domestic Monsters (2016).

Download a booklet of information about Fereshteh's work here

Feresteh is writer in residence at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay in early May and will take part in public events with the Plymouth Festival of Words and in Torquay. She will also speak at the Freeword Centre in London on May 18th 2017 discussing the influences of contemporary Iranian literature with the interviewer Saeed Kamali Dehghan - a staff journalist with the Guardian who was named 2010 Journalist of the Year at the Foreign Press Association awards. The talk is co-presented by International Agatha Christie Festival with the support of the British Council.

Find out more about contemporary Iranian Literature on the British Council's Underline Magazine.

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