This list of Iranian novels was developed by Heba El-Shazli, an Egyptian political science professor at George Mason and Georgetown Universities. I took a number of courses she taught on Understanding the Middle East Through Literature, including a 6-six lecture course on Iran. Heba’s classes mix lectures on the politics, economics and cultural side with discussion of particular novels. They are given at Politics and Prose, a terrifically creative bookstore in D.C.
Andy Mott, Peace Corps Volunteer, Pahlavi University, Shiraz 1965-7