Amir Ahmadi Arian
Amir Ahmadi Arian is a critically acclaimed Iranian author. His English language literary debut is Then the Fish Swallowed Him. Starting out as a journalist in Iran in 2000, Amir left his home country in 2011 to complete a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Queensland. He has since published a collection of stories, a non-fiction book and two novels in Persian. His English short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Guardian UK and other publications. Amir has also translated novels by E. L. Doctorow, Paul Auster, P. D. James and Cormac McCarthy from English to Farsi. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in the NYU Creative Writing Program as The Axinn Foundation/E. L. Doctorow Fellowship recipient. Amir teaches literature and creative writing at CUNY City College and currently lives in New York.