| Laleh Khadivi|
| Whiting Awards|
| The Age of Orphans, The Walking: A Novel|
Reed College, Mills College
Laleh Khadivi (born Esfahan, Iran) is an Iranian American novelist, and filmmaker.
She was born to a Kurdish family in Iran in 1977. Shortly after the Iranian Revolution, her family emigrated to the United States with her family in 1979, settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from Reed College and from Mills College with an MFA. In 2002 she began to research the Kurds, particularly their fate in the southwestern region of Iran under the first Shah. Her first novel, The Age of Orphans, is the story of a Kurdish boy whose father is killed in a battle with the Iranian army in 1921. The boy is captured, becomes a soldier and eventually is turned into an oppressor of his own people.
She has worked extensively as a documentary filmmaker. She taught at Emory University as the 2007-2009 Fiction Fellow. She also taught creative writing at Santa Clara University during the 2010-2011 school year. She currently resides in San Francisco. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, has been translated into Dutch, Hebrew, and Italian.2008 Whiting Award
Carl Djerassi Fellowship
Emory Fiction Fellowship
Soros Foundation Award
A Good country. Bloomsbury USA. 2017. ISBN 978-1-6328-6584-7.
The Walking. Bloomsbury USA. 2013. ISBN 978-1-5969-1699-9.
The Age of Orphans. McClelland & Stewart. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7710-9571-9.
A Map to the Dead. Mills College. 2006. (thesis/dissertation)
900 Women (2001)
"Air and Water", Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2009
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