â€œThe Septembers of Shirazâ€? is a remarkable debut: the richly evocative, powerfully affecting depiction of a prosperous Jewish family in Tehran shortly after the revolution. In this fickle literary world, itâ€™s impossible to predict whether Soferâ€™s novel will become a classic, but it certainly stands a chance. (MORE)
Next month, MacAdam Cage will publish another Jewish-American-Iranian novel: Gina Nahai’s Caspian Rain. Much has been written about theÂ recent wave of Russian-Jewish-American writing (cf. Shteyngart, Vapnyar, Bezmozgis). But might their be another renaissance in the works?