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Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah is the pen name of Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani. Opposed to the rule of the last Shah and that of the ayatollahs who followed, he lives in Holland and writes in Dutch. Abdolah's The House of the Mosque and My Father's Notebook have appeared in English here, and he has been acclaimed "moving and illuminating" ( Publishers Weekly ), "captivating and distinctive" ( TLS ), and "clean and lyrical" ( Kirkus Reviews ).