The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A With Moniru Ravanipur

by    /  March 27, 2014  / No comments

In this segment of The Writer’s Block Moniru Ravanipur talks about overcoming the censorship inside of her, being an Iranian Gothic writer, and the difficulties of translation.

On March 7, 2014 Moniru Ravanipur came to City of Asylum Pittsburgh to read from her upcoming autobiography.

Moniru Ravanipur has written novels, short stories, works for children, plays and screenplays. She was among 17 activists to face trial in Iran for their participation in the 2000 Berlin Conference, for which they were accused of taking part in anti-Iran propaganda. Copies of her books were recently stripped from bookstore shelves in Iran in a countrywide police action.

  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. View all previous interviews →

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.

View all articles by