Parnaz Foroutan was born in Iran and spent her early childhood there. She received PEN USA’s Emerging Voices fellowship for this novel, which was inspired by her own family history. She has been named to the Hedgebrook fellowship and residency, and received funding from the Elizabeth George Foundation, among other institutions. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
A “Loneliness Called Los Angeles”: The Destiny of an Iranian-Jewish Family
"The Girl From the Garden" by Parnaz Foroutan interweaves concerns with patriarchy, fertility, and fate in early 20th-century Iran....