26/12/2009 § Leave a comment
Laleh Khadivi’s family fled Iran after the Islamic Revolution, finally settling in the US. Her debut novel The Age of Orphans tells the story of a dispossessed Kurdish boy growing up in recently established Iran under the Shahs. She tells Harriett Gilbert how the book is loosely based on her family history and how she felt compelled to write about a nation of 40 million people who have no country.
Interview played on BBC World Service on the Dec 9 2009