Goli Taraghi: The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons


Selected Stories by Goli Taraghi, translated by Sara Khalili

Rich in characters, both whimsical and deeply poignant, humorous and real, the stories of Goli Taraghi have made her one of the world's most beloved contemporary writers from Iran. Drawing on childhood experiences in the old money neighborhood of Shemiran in Tehran and, later, adult exile in Paris and visits to Tehran after the Revolution, Taraghi captures, in these finely crafted short stories, the universal experiences of love, loss, alienation, and belonging — all with an irresistible sense of life's absurdities. In conversation with Brigid Hughes, A Public Space.  Followed by a book sale and signing.

"Filled with passion, curiosity, empathy, as well as mischief — definitely mischief."
— Azar Nafisi

Goli Taraghi was born in Tehran in 1939. She has been honored as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, and her work has been widely anthologized, including in Reza Aslan's Tablet and Pen. She lives in Paris.

Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of the literary magazine A Public Space, and a contributing editor at Graywolf Press. She lives in New York.

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Mon 28 Oct 2013
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