A feature interview with Shahriar Mandanipour, one of the most accomplished and successful writers of contemporary Iranian literature. Shahriar sits down with Jian for a wide-ranging interview about war, love, censorship, living in exile, being one of the top Iranian writers almost murdered on a fateful bus trip in the 1990s, and his latest novel, Moon Brow. Plus Mona from Melbourne with the “Persian Proverb of the Week,” and the Roqe Team combs through a variety of harsh reactions to a recent interview.

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  1. Elham Doust says:


    Amazing interview, As great as usual Jian Jan, I really enjoy listening to your program. you guys all are awesome ROQE team.
    I just wanted to add a poem from SAADI about Gol o KHAR:
    جور دشمن چه کند گر نکشد طالب دوست
    گنج و مار و گل و خار و غم و شادی به همند

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