Houshang Asadi

Houshang Asadi

Born in 1950; an Iranian writer, journalist, translator, author of plays and film scripts. His novel, Letters to My Torturer, which has recently been translated into Polish and released by the Czarne publishing house, is a dramatic testimony of the writer’s experience and an attempt to deal with his past activity in the opposition. In 1983, Asadi was arrested and tortured by investigators for years since then. Six years later, he was released and about a quarter of a century after that event, when he had already lived in exile, he recognized one of his former tortures in a photograph he came across by chance. Letters to that person formed a novel, for which was awarded with International Prize for Human Rights in 2011. Asadi, who currently lives in Paris, had worked for the largest Iranian daily paper (Kayhan) and the most popular film magazine (GozareshFILM) before the Islamic Revolution in Iran. We has a cofounder of the Iranian Writers’ Association and the International Association of Iranian Journalist. He fled Iran in 2003. Houshang Asadi will talk about possibilities of literature in Iran. Meeting wilt take place in The Pod Baranami Palace.