Welcome to the holding page for the IACF 2017-18 programme! Register your interest below to book tickets for our biennial 5-day festival (Wed 13 - Sun 17 September 2017) in Torquay as soon as they are released. Full programme details will be online for our launch on 25 May 2017.

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Fereshteh Ahmadi

News: Fereshteh Ahmadi

IACF's first artist in residence will be in Torquay in May 2017. A short-story writer, novelist and critic living in Tehran. Her first short story collection, “Everybody’s Sara” (2004), introduced to Iranian audiences a writer creating enigmatic and mysterious psychological fantasies which transform yet remain deeply rooted in everyday settings. She has since won several literary awards in Iran for both her short stories and novels which include “The Fairy of Forgetfulness” (2007), “Cheese Forest” (2008) and “Domestic Monsters” (2016).

Fereshteh will be talking about her work at:

Plymouth's Festival of Words, Thurs 4th May - Book here

FREE Event Torre Abbey, Torquay, Tues 9th May - Book here

Free Word Centre, London, Thurs 18 May - Book here

A limited edition publication of her story "Monster of the Household" will be available to buy at each event.

Fereshteh Ahmadi's residency is presented with the support of British Council, Iran and in association with Literature Works.