The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Fariba Hachtroudi

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Writer and advocate Fariba Hachtroudi is the author of four novels and several works of nonfiction. Born in Tehran in 1951, she left the country after the Cultural Revolution. After thirty years in exile, she returned to Iran, an experience she wrote about in her 2009 book The Twelfth Imam’s a Woman?. The Man Who Snapped His Fingers is her English language debut.

In this interview with Sampsonia Way, Fariba Hachtroudi discussed how exile informs her writing and the unwritten stories she carries with her.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
  3. Read the transcript→
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About the Author

Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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