Dina Nayeri was born in Iran during the revolution and emigrated to Oklahoma at the age of ten. She has a BA from Princeton, an MBA and M.Ed from Harvard, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and a Teaching Writing Fellow. Her novel A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea was published by Riverhead Books in 2013.
The Forgotten Charm of Iranian Storytelling
Dina Nayeri reviews Goli Taraghi’s book of short stories, The Pomegranate Lady and her Sons, and investigates the Westernization of successful Iranian literature, as well as the magic that permeates traditional Iranian storytelling....