The front cover of the novel, THE IMMORTALS OF TEHRAN.

This sweeping multi-generational debut tells the story of a centuries-old curse carrying one family to the brink of the 1979 Iranian revolution--and announces the arrival of a bold new literary talent.

The front cover of the poetry collection, Conquest.

ConQuest by Arash Allahverdi, translated by Ali Araghi, is the first full-length poetry collection from one of the standout poets in the critically acclaimed anthology I Am a Face Sympathizing with Your Grief: Seven Younger Iranian Poets (co•im•press 2015). Learn more.

This is an anthology of poetry featuring seven younger Iranian poet.

The UW Dept. of Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (MELC), in collaboration with the Mo Habib Memorial Foundation and @deepvellum Publishing, enthusiastically calls for submissions of one or more collections of Persian poetry (50-250 texts, translated into English) through March 1, 2024. The winning translation will receive a $10,000 cash prize and publication with Deep Vellum! For details on the prize and how to submit, visit

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