Jewish-American-Iranian Lit

Dalia Sofer’s novel The September of Shiraz received a rapturous review in yesterday’s New York Times Book Review.

“The Septembers of Shiraz� 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, it’s impossible to predict whether Sofer’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 the  recent wave of Russian-Jewish-American writing (cf. Shteyngart, Vapnyar, Bezmozgis). But might their be another renaissance in the works?

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