Fereshteh Ahmadi

Fereshteh Ahmadi is an Iranian novelist, short story writer, literary critic and editor. She studied architecture at The University of Tehran before pursuing a career in writing in the late 1990s as a journalist, writing reports, reviews and weekly columns for dailies and literary magazines. She has been a member of the jury of Golshiri and Rouzi-Rouzegari awards and has won several literary prizes for both her novels and short fiction. Her novels include The Fairy of Forgetfulness and Cheese Forest.  

Her first collection of short stories, Everyone's Sarah (Sara ye Hameh), was published in 2004. 'Television', a short story in this collection was selected by Hooshang Golshiri Foundation as one of the best short stories of the year. Her first novel, The Fairy of Forgetfulness (2007) was finalist of the Mehregan Award and the Rouzi-Rouzegari Awards for the Bookseller’s Choice of the Best Novel. Hyperthermia, Ahmadi's second collection, was published in 2013. Her latest book, Domestic Monsters (Hayoolaha ye Khanegi), is a collection of eight short stories, published in 2016.

In 2017 Ahmadi was writer in residence at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay.

Anthologies featuring Fereshteh Ahmadi

The Book of Tehran

Ten short stories from the Iranian capital of Tehran, translated into English for the first time.

Collections edited by Fereshteh Ahmadi

The Book of Tehran

Ten short stories from the Iranian capital of Tehran, translated into English for the first time.