Lobat Vala

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Lobat Vala (born 1930 in Tehran) is an Iranian poet,[1][2] and campaigner for the Women Liberation and Equal Rights in Iran.[3] Having been exiled from Iran since 1979, Vala lives in London,[2] and lived in Melbourne between 1980 and 1984.[citation needed] While there she obtained an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Melbourne and in London worked as a journalist and writer in Keyhan weekly newspaper until 2006.[citation needed] Vala has published several poetry books in Persian.[2]


  1. ^ Kalbasi, Sheema. The Poetry of Iranian Women. ISBN 1-4421-0709-X. 
  2. ^ a b c "Literature event with five Iranian exile authors in Vienna". NetNative. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Campaigning for Freedom in Iran" (PDF). Central News: Newsletter for service users & supporters. Central & Cecil Housing Care Support. December 2009. p. 5. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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