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For Writers, a Voice Beyond the Page

By MOTOKO RICH Seven years ago, Moniru Ravanipur, a novelist and short-story writer, was put on trial in her native Iran. Her supposed crime: threatening national security while attending a political conference in Berlin, where she openly discussed her country’s reform movement. Now she plans to do it again. Ms. Ravanipur, 54, is one of […]

International Writers Project

Free expression, especially creative writing, is still challenged by regimes throughout the world. More than a third of the world’s population lives in countries where freedom of the press is actively hindered, and writers regularly experience censorship and persecution when publishing their works. This International Writers Project makes available to an international writer who works […]

Talking About Iranian Literature

Famous Iranians > Writers > INTERVIEW WITH MONIRU RAVANIPOR BY LALE’ SHAHPARAKI Talking About Iranian Literature A week before she speaks at the Iranian Literary Arts Festival in San Francisco, I ask Moniru to give some insights into her world of forbidden expression and her take on the Iranian philanthropy. Lale’ Shahparaki Welsh: I know […]


Kanizu Authors: Moniru Ravanipur, M.R. Ghanoonparvar, Hirad Dinavari Publisher: Mazda Pub (March 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1568591136 ISBN-13: 978-1568591131 Language: English Paperback: 123 pages Kanizu is the first collection of short stories by Moniru Ravanipur, one of the best-known and most highly regarded post-revolutionary Persian fiction writers. In the stories of Kanizu, the reader will […]

Satan’s Stones

Satan’s Stones Author: Moniru Ravanipur, M.R. Ghanoonparvar ISBN-10: 0292770766 ISBN-13: 9780292770768 Publication Year: 1996 Publisher: Univ of Texas Press Language: English Format: Paperback Publisher’s Note “The short story collection Satan’s Stones (Sangha-ye Shaytan), like Moniru Ravanipur’s other works, explores women’s issues through an unusual combination of unabashed, compelling narrative and insight into men-women relationships…. The […]