Born on 17 February 1946 in Tehran, Shahrnush Parsipur is a celebrated Iranian novelist and translator, well-known for her novella Zanan Bedun-e Mardan [Women without Men] (1989), which was adapted into a feature film in 2009. Her novel Touba va Ma’na-ye Shab [Touba and the Meaning of Night] (1993) has been translated into German, Italian, Polish, and English and has attracted a wide readership in academic circles in particular (Zarrin-Panah).

Parsipur’s writing style is plain and sincere, yet poignant. Her works unabashedly explore what Iranian fiction has left unexplored in women’s lives, their psyche, their relationship with nature, their …

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Citation: Abdolmaleki, Kara . "Shahrnush Parsipur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 April 2018 [, accessed 10 December 2023.]

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