Zoya Pirzad (Persian: زویا پیرزاد) (born 1952 in Abadan) is an Iranian-Armenian writer and novelist. Her mother is Iranian-Armenian and her father is Azeri. She has grown up in Tehran. She is married and has two sons Sasha and Shervin.
Pirzad's first novel, Cheragh-ha ra man khamush mikonam (I Will Turn Off the Lights; published in English as Things We Left Unsaid) has been published numerous times in Iran and has been translated to several languages.
She won the Hooshang Golshiri Literary Award for The Best Novel of the Year for her "superb characterization, ingenious representation of the conflicting emotions of a woman, creating suspense through defamiliarization of everyday life, creating a language in perfect harmony with the theme and characters of the novel".
- Things We Left Unsaid (Cheragh-ha ra man khamush mikonam), tr. Franklin Lewis, London: Oneworld, 2012.
- One Day Till Easter (Yek ruz mandeh beh eid-e pak)
- The Acrid Taste of Persimmon (Ta'am gass khormalu)
- Like Every Evening (Mesl-e hameh asr-ha)
- We Will Get Used to It (Adat mikonim)
All the books mentioned above have been translated into French and published by Zulma Publishers in Paris.
Zoya Pirzad's works have also been translated into German, Italian, Turkish, Spanish and Greek, published in those countries.
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