Parnaz Foroutan – The Girl from the Garden
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Parnaz Foroutan’s debut novel, The Girl from the Garden, published by Ecco. Gloria Steinem calls Foroutan’s debut a “powerful and moving novel about the devastating choices women face when their worth is tied to their wombs but not themselves.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Aria Minu-Sepehr and Keith Scribner discuss Parnaz Foroutan’s debut
Act 3: Aria Minu-Sepehr speaks with Parnaz Foroutan about exile, Iranian history, and notions of paradise
Author photo credit: Debbie Formoso
Purchase The Girl from the Garden on IndieBound
GIVEAWAY: WIN A FREE COPY OF FOROUTAN’S DEBUT.
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Parnaz Foroutan was born in Iran and spent her early childhood there. This novel, for which she received PEN USA’s Emerging Voices fellowship, was inspired by her own family history. She has been named to the Hedgebrook fellowship and residency, and received funding from the Elizabeth George Foundation, among other institutions. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
ABOUT OUR CO-HOSTS:
Aria Minu-Sepehr is the author of We Heard the Heavens Then: a Memoir of Iran. He is a recipient of the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize and a National Endowment of the Arts grant in nonfiction, and he has been anthologized in That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone.
Keith Scribner is the author of three novels, including his most recent, The Oregon Experiment (Knopf), and The Good Life (Riverhead/Penguin), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Daily Beast, the New York Times Magazine, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.