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‘In Case of Emergency’ – Mariam Rahmani (Farsi)

In the ongoing series of conversations we are having with Translators from Across the world, Today, we are talking to Dr Mariam Rahmani writer and Translator about her first book-length translation of the contemporary Iranian cult hit novel ‘In Case of Emergency ‘ by Mahsa Mohebali, written originally in Farsi. It was named the Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker. Her debut novel, Liquid, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in 2025.’

Rahmani holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, as well as degrees from Princeton and Oxford. Among her awards are the 2021 Henfield Prize, the Columbia MFA’s highest honour in fiction, and a U.S. Fulbright fellowship. She has been honoured with a PEN/Heim Translation grant and shortlisted for the National Translation Award awarded by ALTA.

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