July 2, 2012

Rare appearance by master Iranian novelist on C-Span


Melville House author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, author of the recently released The Colonel and Missing Soluch, talks about the struggle to publish his novels in Iran and the banning of his work by Iranian authorities. During the event, which was hosted in the Melville House Bookstore in Brooklyn, Dowlatabadi is in conversation with Columbia University’s Hamid Dabashi, with translation by Nahid Mozaffari.

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To read more about Dowlatabadi and his work, read Larry Rohter’s profile in today’s New York Times.