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Azar Nafisi

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Azar Nafisi is the critically acclaimed author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a New York Times bestseller that is published in 32 languages. Nafisi is also known for her other works including, Things I’ve Been Silent About, Republic of Imagination, and That Other World: Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile. She has held various teaching posts across the world including at Johns Hopkins University, Oxford University, and Free Islamic University and Allameh Tabatabai. She now resides in Washington D.C. Her next book, Read Dangerously, will be out in March and is the choice of the Nantucket Book Foundation's Book Club meeting in April.

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