Shahriar Mandanipour (2678 words)

Marie Ostby (Connecticut College)
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Shahriar Mandanipour is a prolific Iranian novelist, short story writer, essayist, children’s book author, and editor who has been a major force on the literary and cultural scene in Iran for decades. His ability to publish his politically critical writing has often been curtailed by government censorship under the Islamic Republic’s various leaders. His major international breakthrough came with the auto-fictional novel Censoring an Iranian Love Story (2009).

Mandanipour was born in 1957 in Shiraz, Iran. After attending primary and secondary school there, he moved to Tehran in 1975 to study Political Science at Tehran University. He was in Tehran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which was a formative …

Citation: Ostby, Marie . "Shahriar Mandanipour". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 August 2017 [, accessed 18 January 2020.]

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