Khayyam Day in Holland

Highlights of KHAYYAM DAY at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Video by Persian Dutch Network.

Keeping Time with Sholeh Wolpé

American University Graduate Student, Nicole Webb, interviews Iranian-American poet, activist author Sholeh Wolpé after her Split This Rock performance of "Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths" at Brookland's Busboys Poets.

Dedicated to the children of war

Reminder to fools who continue beating war drums. Children are the most sacrificial innocent in war.

"The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to America"

Webpage of this interview w/ Rahimeh Andalibian, author of "The Rose Hotel," is here.

Simin Behbahani: An Icon and Iconoclast

Tribute held in CEMEX Auditorium on December 13, 2014 Guest Speakers : Farzaneh Milani, Kaveh Safa, Marie Ostby, and Bahram Beyzaie. Sponsored by Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters.

Sholeh Wolpé ~ PoetryLA Interview Series

Sholeh Wolpé, poet and translator, born in Iran, now lives in Los Angeles, is author of "Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths" and two other poetry collections. Her critically acclaimed translation of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad's selected work won the Lois Roth Persian Translation Award. She has edited three anthologies, including "The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and Its Exiles," winner...

The Persian Book of Kings: Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture

Library of Congress: Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak discussed "The Persian Book of Kings" as part of the Library's "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition. Speaker Biography: Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak was professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Washington for 19 years. He is currently a professor and founding director of the Roshan Center for Persian Studies in the...

Jon Stewart Interviewes Author Ramita Navai

Jon Stewart Interviewes Ramita Navai On The daily show (9/2/2014)

Salman Rushdie: A line had to be defended

"It wasn't only about me. It was a moment, when a line had to held when you could not conceive the fight", says the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rusdie, in this outtake from a longer interview about his life and work. And Rushdie continues: "The reason why we managed to defend the book was that very widespread belief that it had to happen - not so much for the book itself, but for ...

Iranian of the Day: Goli Taraghi, Author

In conversation with author Reza Aslan Co-presented with the Levantine Cultural Center In her new collection of selected stories, Taraghi—one of Iran’s best-known and most critically acclaimed authors—draws on her childhood experiences in Tehran, adult exile in Paris, and subsequent returns to post-revolution Tehran . Her stories are, as Azar Nafisi writes, “filled ...