Apr - May 17

Fereshteh Ahmadi

Fereshteh Ahmadi is a short story writer, novelist and critic living in Tehran. After having trained and practised as an architect, her first short story collection, ‘Everybody’s Sara’ (2004), gained widespread acclaim in Iran and introduced readers to a distinctive voice creating enigmatic and mysterious psychological fantasies deeply rooted in everyday settings. She has since won several literary awards for her short stories and novels including ‘The Fairy of Forgetfulness’ (2007), ‘Cheese Forest’ (2008) and ‘Domestic Monsters’ (2016).

As part of her residency in April – May 2017, Fereshteh Ahmadi gave a series of talks at Plymouth Festival of Words, Torre Abbey, Torquay and the Free Word Centre, London.

Read a Guardian interview with Fereshteh Ahmadi here

Read a British Council blog interview with Fereshteh Ahmadi here


A limited edition of Fereshteh Ahmadi’s work in translation, including the short story “Monster of the Household” and the critical essay “Woman and Fiction” reflecting on women writers and literature in Iran is available for £5. To obtain a copy please contact info@iacf-uk.org

Organised with the support of British Council and Literature Works.