About Me

Born in 1977 in Iran, Amir studied philosophy and physics, but later changed his area to computer engineering. He started writing fiction in 2004 and published The Portrait of the Incomplete Man (Cheshmeh, 2009) which brought his work to broad public attention and won numerous awards including “Golshiri” and “Gam-e Avval” national prizes. He won “Ghalam-e Zarrin” short fiction prize in 2007 and Tehran Short story festival’s special prize for “Milad Tower” in 2015. His latest work Stutter (Ofoq, 2013), a political novel that occurs in Iran, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan, addresses the issues of neocolonialism and Western intervention in the region.