Novelist and literary scholar Jasmin Darznik discusses how Forugh Farrokhzad, Iran’s rebel poet, has been transformed and re-imagined outside of Iran, offering new possibilities for how Iranian women are seen–and see themselves–in America and beyond.
Jasmin Darznik is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Bohemians (April 2021), a novel that imagines the friendship between photographer Dorothea Lange and her Chinese American assistant in 1920s San Francisco. Her debut novel, Song of a Captive Bird, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Darznik is also the author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published in eighteen countries and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others. She received her PhD from Princeton University and is an associate professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts.