Abnousse Shalmani

Abnousse Shalmani was born in Tehran in 1977. Her family went into exile in Paris in 1985 where she studied history and became a journalist and short-film maker.With the memoir Khomeini, Sade and Me, her first book, she returned to her first great love: literature. Khomeini,Sade and Me was originally published in French and has also been translated into Italian and Dutch.

‘Beautiful and powerful, the sometimes classic and sometimes modern style of writing will strongly appeal to literature lovers. Indeed, anyone who is astonished about the place of women in Islam (and within religion in general) should read this fictionalized memoir without delay.’—Parutions