Iranian Fiction Writer to Give Reading

March 5th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Shahriar Mandanipour

The Red Dragon Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta will continue on Thursday, March 7, with a reading by Iranian novelist and literary scholar Shahriar Mandanipour.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterfront Room at the Hunt College Union. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Mandanipour, the 2006 recipient of Brown University’s International Writers Project Fellowship, is regarded as one of the most accomplished and successful writers in contemporary Iran. His honors include the Mehregan Award for the best Iranian children’s novel of 2004, the 1998 Golden Tablet Award for best fiction in Iran during the previous two decades, and Best Film Critique at the 1994 Press Festival in Tehran.

In 2011, Mandanipour returned as a visiting professor of literary arts at Brown University, where he currently teaches contemporary Iranian literature and modern Iranian cinema. He is the author of nine volumes of fiction, one nonfiction book and more than 100 essays in genre such as literary theory, literature and art criticism, creative writing, censorship and social commentary.

This event is sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Office of the President, Department of English and the Damascene Book Cellar at Red Dragon Outfitters.

More information is available from Ruth Carr at (607) 436-3446.