Mohammad Tolouei

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محمد طلوعی
Mohammad Tolouei
Born Seid-Mohammad Tolouei-Barazandeh
(1979-05-11)11 May 1979
Rasht, Iran
Occupation Writer, short-story writer, Dramatist, Poet
Language Persian
Nationality Iran
Education Dramatic Literature MA.
Genre Mockumentary
Notable works I'm Not Janette
Memoirs of the Acrobat
"Fair Wind's Prey"
Notable awards 12th Golshiri Literary Awards

Mohammad Tolouei (Persian: محمد طلوعی‎; born 1979 as Seid-Mohammad Tolouei-Barazandeh, is an Iranian writer, screenwriter, and playwright.

He has won nationwide literary awards such as the Shahid Ghanipoor Award[1] and Wow Literary Prize[2] for his debut novel, Fair Wind's Prey. Compared to Martin Amis in his later prose, Tolouei has traversed a long way from his debut novel – an account of the inhabitants of Rasht in time of the Second World War, enforced emigration of Polish refugees through Iran, and the formation of the Communist Party in Iran – to his later stories with cunning use of mockumentary as dominant narrative technique.[3] In 2011 Tolouei's debut short story collection, "I'm Not Janette" was released by Ofoq Publications. The book was hailed by many critics for its clean language and mastery over the subcultures of Iranian culture that had long been taken for granted in the contemporary literature. It won the 12th Golshiri Award for debut short story collection in February 2013.[4] As of November 2011, Tolouei has contributed with Hamshahri Fiction Monthly.[5] He is also the present director of The Iranian "Association of Writers for Children".[6] His works have been published in periodicals such as Internazionale, Szuflada: Siedem sposobów na napisanie zbioru opowiadań dla początkujących adeptów pióra Szuflada, Asymptote Journal, Parsagon, and The Guardian.


Novels and Short Stories[edit]

  • The Seven Domes (2018)
  • Anatomy of Depression (2017)
  • Real Madrid: a novel for young readers (2015)
  • Lessons by Father (2014)
  • I'm Not Janette (2011)[7]
  • Fair Wind's Prey (2007)[8][9]


  • Memoirs of the Acrobat
  • [1] Link to poems online


  • Mirza Reza's Gun is on the Wall and Will Shoot in the Third Act[10]


  1. ^ "پایگاه ادبی حبیب". پایگاه ادبی حبیب (in Persian). Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  2. ^ VaV Literary Prize
  3. ^ "Mohammad Tolouei Recommends | Parsagon". Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  4. ^ " - Houshang Golshiri Foundation". Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  5. ^ Hamshahri Fiction Monthly
  6. ^ Association of Writers for Children
  7. ^ Tolouei, Mohammad (2012-08-28). I'm Not Janette (in Persian). تهران: Ofoq. ISBN 9789643697112. 
  8. ^ (2008-01-08). "ایبنا - "قرباني باد موافق" راهي بازار كتاب شد". خبرگزاری کتاب ايران (IBNA) (in Persian). Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  9. ^ "Ofogh Publications". Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  10. ^ Mirza Reza's Gun is on the Wall and Will Shoot in the Third Act

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