Biography

Sahar Delijani

Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran's Evin Prison in 1983 and grew up in California, where she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been published in a broad spectrum of literary journals and publications, including The Battered Suitcase, Tryst, Slice Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Perigee, Border Hopping, Berkeley Poetry Review and Sangam Review. She was nominated for the 2010 and 2011 Pushcart Prize and was for a time a regular contributor to Iran-Emrooz (Iran of Today) Political and Cultural Journal. She makes her home with her husband in Turin, Italy. CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE is her first novel.

Sahar Delijani

Books by Sahar Delijani

by Sahar Delijani - Fiction

Set in post-revolutionary Iran from 1983 to 2011, Sahar Delijani’s debut novel follows a group of mothers, fathers, children and lovers --- some related by blood, others brought together by the tide of history that washes over their lives. Finally, years later, it is the next generation that is left with the burden of the past and their country’s tenuous future as a new wave of protest and political strife begins.