Author: Farnoosh Moshiri



Biographical Sketch Recent Awards
Novels Short Stories & Short Story Collections
Works in Anthologies/Journals Works for Stage
Audio Books Works to Appear
Selected Interviews and Reviews Lectures on YouTube
Lectures, Panels, and Seminars Other Links
New Release: The Drum Tower Upcoming Events



Biographical Sketch

Iranian born writer Farnoosh Moshiri has published plays, short stories, and translations in Iranian literary magazines before the 1979 revolution and in anthologies published outside Iran in the 1980s. In 1983, she fled her country after a massive arrest of secular intellectuals, feminists, and political activists. She lived in refugee camps of Afghanistan and India for four years before emigrating to the U.S. in 1987. Her novels and collections include At the Wall of Almighty (Interlink 1999), The Bathhouse (Black Heron Press 2001, Beacon Press, 2002), The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree (Black Heron Press 2004), and Against Gravity (Penguin, 2006). Among other awards and fellowships, she is the recipient of Florida’ Review’s creative non-fiction award, Barthelme Memorial Award, Barbara Deming Award: A grant to feminist writers whose work speaks of peace and social justice; two consecutive Black Heron Awards for Social Fiction, and Valiente (courage) Award from Voices Breaking Boundaries for artists who have taken risks to speak out and act as advocates. Her third novel, Against Gravity, was chosen by Barnes and Noble for Discover New Writers Series and by Borders Books in January Original Voices selection. She has taught literature, playwriting, and creative writing in Universities of Tehran, Kabul, Houston, and Syracuse. In 2012, with collaboration of the composer, Gregory Spears, she created a chamber opera by the name of “The Bricklayer” commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera. The world Premier was on March 16, 2012. Currently, she is the Distinguished Resident Writer at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her new novel, Drum Tower, will be published in 2013.

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Recent Awards

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Novels
At the Wall of Almighty, Interlink Publishing (1999) The Bathhouse, Black Heron Edition (2001) The Bathhouse, Beacon Press Edition (2003) The Bathhouse, Audio Book Edition (2007) Against Gravity, Penguin Group (2006) Drum Tower, UK Edition (2014) Drum Tower, US Edition (2014)

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Collection of Short Stories
The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree (2004)

Short Stories

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Works in Anthologies or Literary Journals
A World Between (1999) Red Boots & Attitude (2002) Coloring Book (2003) Let Me Tell You Where I've Been (2006) Gulf Coast - Winter.Spring 2007 Exotic-Gothic(2007) I Go to the Ruined Place (2009) Tremors(2013)

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Audio Books
The Bathhouse, Audio Book Edition (2007)

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Works for Stage

Watch clips of the opera's rehearsals at HGO:










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Works To Appear

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Selected Interviews

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Selected Reviews



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Reading in NYC, June 2006 Book signing in NYC, June 2006 Book signing in NYC, June 2006 Reading in NYC, June 2006 Opera Rehearsals


Upcoming Events First reading coming Soon! October 17th!

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Lectures on YouTube

The following video clips (in 5 parts) are from a reading in April 2008, which was part of a reading series sponsored by the American Book Review at the University of Houston, Victoria:
















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Miscellaneous Links

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