Author Bio

A native of Iran, Mojgan Ghazirad graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences with medical degree. She studied pediatrics at Inova Children’s Hospital and received her neonatal medicine specialty from the George Washington University. She currently works as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University NICU in Washington, DC. Her short stories have appeared in Persian literary magazines such as Zanan and Hengam, and her articles have been printed in newspapers like Shargh Daily and Salamat.

She has published three collections of short stories in Farsi in Iran and Europe: A Lover in White Jacket in 2012 in Iran, Turquoise Dream in 2014 in Germany, and her last collection In the Solitude of Suitcases in 2016 in the UK. She has earned an MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University in January 2018. The House on Sun Street, her memoir, depicts her memories of growing in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and eight years of war between Iran and Iraq after the Revolution.