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Name  Laleh Khadivi
Role  Novelist
Awards  Whiting Awards

Laleh Khadivi A Kurdish Odyssey Reed Magazine
Books  The Age of Orphans, The Walking: A Novel
Education  Reed College, Mills College

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Laleh Khadivi (born Esfahan, Iran) is an Iranian American novelist, and filmmaker.


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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.

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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.


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  • 2008 Whiting Award
  • Carl Djerassi Fellowship
  • Emory Fiction Fellowship
  • Soros Foundation Award
  • Books

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  • 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)
  • Films

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  • 900 Women (2001)
  • Stories

    Laleh Khadivi A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi
  • "Air and Water", Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2009

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