Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents acclaimed author Sahar Delijani in conversation with Hossein Khosrowjah. Come meet the author of internationally celebrated "Children of the Jacaranda Tree," which has been translated into 30 languages and published in more than 75 countries. This presentation is in Persian language. Refreshments will be served.
About the Author
Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983, and graduated in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her internationally acclaimed debut novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, has been translated into 30 languages and published in more than 75 countries.
One of the most talked about books of London Book Fair 2012, Children of the Jacaranda Tree was the Second Finalist for Elle Gran Premio 2014, a Great Group Read 2014 Selection by Women’s National Book Association, a Kansas City Star’s Top 10 Books of 2013, a July 2013 Indie Next Great Read, La Stampa’s literary protagonist of 2013, Vogue India’s Top 10 Big Reads of 2014, and a candidate for Prix des Lecteurs Sélection 2015 by Le Livre de Poche. Twice a Puschcart nominee, Delijani’s writings have appeared in a wide range of literary publications and journals including BBC Persian, The Bellevue Review, Corriere della Sera, La Nazione, Read it Forward, Slice Magazine, Perigee Publications and Berkeley Poetry Review. Delijani lives between Europe and California.
About Hossein Khosrowjah: Hossein Khosrowjah has been teaching a wide range of visual and critical studies courses at the California College of the Arts since the fall of 2011 including Intro to the Arts, Intro to the Modern Arts, Contemporary Arts, Global Feminist Art Practices, Soviet Avant-Garde, The Silk Road, Women and Film, The Sixties, Intro to Visual culture, and Rock’n’Roll Culture. Starting in the fall of 2017, he has taught at Saint Mary College’s art history department as well. Previously, he had taught film, women studies, social science, and visual and cultural studies courses in other California and (western) New York colleges and universities. He holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, MA in Cinema Studies from SFSU and doctorate from the University of Rochester's Program in Visual and Cultural Studies in 2010. His essays and reviews on a broad range of topics from film to exilic autobiography to the history of American higher education (the link between Area Studies and the security state) have been published in film, cultural and area studies journals. He is co-editor of the 2011 Arab Studies Quarterly special issue on academic freedom. His book The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami is forthcoming soon through I.B. Tauris Publications in London.
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