Khadivi, an Iranian-American author, filmmaker and Emory's Creative Writing
Fellow, won a $50,000 award in recognition of her first novel, The Age of
Khadivi received the Whiting Writers' Award at a ceremony in New York City
Wednesday, one of 10 honorees (read
Laleh Khadivi, the 2007-2009 Creative Writing
Fellow in Fiction, holds a BA from Reed College and an MFA in fiction from Mills
College. Primarily a fiction writer, her work has been featured in the San
Francisco Chronicle Magazine's special issue on "Emerging Writers" and
The Concord Review. Her first novel, The Age of Orphans, will be
published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2009.
She has also directed and produced extensively in
documentary film, covering topics as far-ranging as the American criminal
justice system, women in prison, and life and culture in Brazil.
She has been the recipient of a
Writers' Award, a Soros Foundation Award, the Carl Djerassi Fellowship in
Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin, and a Paul Robeson Foundation
Ms. Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran.
Visit the official website for Laleh Khadivi's
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