Simin - Daneshvar

SIMIN DANESHVAR was born in 1921 in Shiraz. She received her Ph.D in Persian literature from Tehran University and worked with Wallace Stegner as a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University. Her collection of collection of short stories published in 1948 was the first by an Iranian woman writer, and Savashun was the first novel ever published by an Iranian woman; it is the best-selling novel in Iranian history. She lives in Tebran and continues to write.