|Born||15 November 1941
|Died||25 August 1997
Lahijan , Iran
|Occupation||Poet , writer|
|Notable works||The leopards who have run with me|
|Spouse||Parvaneh Mohseni Azad|
|Children||Nathanael , Yuhanna|
Bijan Najdi (Persian: بیژن نجدی, pronounced [biːʒæn nædʒdiː];) (15 November 1941, in Khash, Iran – 25 August 1997, in Lahijan, Iran) was an Iranian writer and poet. Najdi is most famous for his short story collection "The leopards who have run with me" (1994).
Life and career
Bijan Najdi was born in Khash a county in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. His parents were from Gilan.He lost his father when he was four in a murder incident. He spent his basic education in Rasht. He got his M.A in Mathematics and was one of the first writers to go to the front in Iran-Iraq war. He started writing when he was young but published his notable book "The leopards who have run with me" in 1994. This book received a Gardoun award as one of the best short story collection ever written in Iran.
Among Najdi's works both there are poems and fictions. He just published the short story collection "The leopards who have run with me" when he was alive and his other works were published after his death by his wife.
- The leopards who have run with me – 1994
- Repeated stories
- Unfinished stories
- Out of those streets, again
- The sisters of this summer
- How to pronounce Bijan Najdi?
- four short stories by Bijan Najdi (Persian)
- four poems by Bijan Najdi (Persian)
- An online collection of his poems (Persian)
- Najdi's Photo in Lahijan