Zoya Pirzad

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Zoya Pirzad (Persian: زویا پیرزاد‎‎; Armenian: Զոյա Փիրզադ; born 1952 in Abadan) is an Iranian-Armenian writer and novelist. Her mother is Iranian Armenians and her father is of Russian background.[1] She has grown up in Tehran. She is married and has two sons Sasha and Shervin.

Works[edit]

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.[2]

Awards[edit]

I Will Turn Off the Lights won the 2002 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".[3]

Zoya Pirzad has become the latest Iranian figure to receive France’s Chevalier of Legion of Honor award.

Books[edit]

All the books mentioned above have been translated into French and published by Zulma Publishers in Paris.[4]

Zoya Pirzad's works have also been translated into German, Italian, Turkish, Spanish and Greek, published in those countries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RFI - زویا پیرزاد برندۀ جایزه ادبی "کوریه انترناسیونال"". Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Iran Daily - Panorama - 07/11/05 Archived October 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The 2002 Golshiri Awards". Golshiri Foundation. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.zulma.fr