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Summer ’84 published in Samovar

“Summer ’84” is a short story by Mohammad Tolouei which was first published in the Persian short story collection Lessons by Father (Ofoq Pub). The story is now published in the renowned Samovar of the American magazine of speculative fiction, Strange Horizons.   The Three-Twenty-Seven train from Tehran to Andimeshk left the station at 11.45 in…

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Internazionale Special Issue of Iran

Internazionale, renowned Italian print magazine, has just released a special issue of Iranian Stories for December 2021. In this issue you can read stories by different generations and voices of Iranian literature, including Mahsa Mohebali, Peyman Esmaeili, Ali Khodaei, Arash Sadeqbeigi, Razieh Mehdizadeh, Zoya Pirzad, and Hamed Esmaeilion, most of which are translated into Italian…

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Stranger’s Guide to Tehran

As US-Iran relations continue to make headlines, Stranger’s Guide: Tehran brings readers to the streets of a city few outsiders have had the opportunity to explore. Through a number of up-and-coming authors, including Mohammad Tolouei, the issue explores the public and private lives of residents of the Iranian capital. Go to a night of avant-garde theater…

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Birthday of Reza Deldar-Nik published

Mohammad Tolouei’s short story “Birthday of Reza Deldar-Nik” (first published in Persian in the short story collection I’m not Janette, Ofoq Pub.) is now translated to English by Farzaneh Doosti and published in The Persian Literature Review (see here).   It happened in the middle of the ceremony. Although mom had made sure I went to…

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Le Lezioni di Papa

Lessons by Father  Lessons by Father is translated to Italian by Giacomo Longhi and published by Ponte33. Le lezioni di papà Novembre 2019pp. 96ISBN 978-88-96908-13-6€ 11,00Traduzione dal persiano di Giacomo Longhi In questa raccolta di racconti Mohammad Tolouei compone una piccola saga attorno alla figura di suo padre, Ziya, improbabile capofamiglia che parte per il fronte…

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Hazeover, or Toothbrush, Wrong Time

Short story by Mohammad Tolouei published in Columbia Journal Translated to English by Farzaneh Doosti Addiction doesn’t disappear, it only changes forms. I was hooked on idleness, but now I’m hooked on work. I was hooked on weed, now I inject Ketamine. I was hooked on Azadeh, now I’m hooked on Jaleh. I was hooked…

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Someone Without Peers

I have a friend who I see once in a while, and whenever we meet, we talk about our favourite books. Next time, we will take our words back. It’s always like this; we turn back and refine our opinions on books. We do so reluctantly, because ‘to refine’ implies that once we had talked…

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Wild Nights!

Wild Nights! Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway Written by Joyce Carol Oates Translated to Persian by Farzaneh Doosti Published by Ney

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Process

A project in A Gallery where Mohammad Tolouei is going to visually present the process of creating the Anatomy of Depression.

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Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil Written by Alain Badiou Translated to Persian by Bavand Behpour Published by Cheshmeh

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In Praise of Love

In Praise of Love By Alan Badiou Translated to Persian by Maryam Abdolrahim-Kashi Published by Qoqnoos

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Tour-de-Iran with Anatomy of Depression: Kashan

Ofoq will hold an unveiling session for Mohammad Tolouei’s latest novel the Anatomy of Depression in Kashan, on Thursday, June 8. During the session Tolouei will read an episode of the book for the attendants. After Isfahan, Shiraz, and Jahrom, Kashan will be the fourth station of the book launch series held for Tolouei’s latest novel.

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Tour-de-Iran with Anatomy of Depression: Jahrom

Ofoq will hold an unveiling session for Mohammad Tolouei’s latest novel the Anatomy of Depression in Jahrom, on Friday, June 2.

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Tour-de-Iran with Anatomy of Depression: Shiraz

With Mohammad Tolouei present at Pirsook Magazine office, Ofoq is going to hold an unveiling session for the Anatomy of Depression in Shiraz on Monday, May 29.  

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Mohmmad Tolouei guest speaker at TIBF30

Mohammad Tolouei and Italian writer Michela Murgia had a speech in a joint panel, titled “The Future and the Problem of Technology”  held by the Italian pavilion, special guest of the 30th Tehran Book Fair. During this session Tolouei highlighted the role of literature as the true savior of man in modern era where he…

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The Golden Age

The Stories of John Cheever Selected and Translated by Farzaneh Doosti Parseh Publications