Azar Nafisi

Iranian American 

Azar Nafisi is the critically acclaimed author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a long-running number one New York Times bestseller published in thirty-two languages, and Things I’ve Been Silent About, also a New York Times bestseller.  A fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies,she has taught at Oxford University and several universities in Tehran. She appears regularly on major media and speaks to packed audiences around the world about the vital role of fiction as an antidote to ideology. She lives in Washington, D.C.