Ahmad Dehqan to donate book proceeds to flood victims 

April 28, 2019 - 18:7

TEHRAN – Writer Ahmad Dehqan has announced his plan to donate all the proceeds from his latest book “War Celebration” to help people in the Iranian regions hit by recent flooding.

Published by Neyestan Publications, the book has been offered at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair.

The proceeds from the book will be allocated to provide equipment for libraries in Pol-e Dokhtar and Mamulan, the two cities in Lorestan Province which were almost totally devastated by the floods.

The book, like other works by Dehqan, is about the repercussions of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

“This collection of ten short stories has been created based on ideas that have popped into my head over the past years,” Dehqan said about the book earlier in March. 

“The stories of ‘War Celebration’ are sometimes set in the war and sometimes occur in the aftermath of the war, but in all of them, the fates of people are very important for me,” Dehqan added.

“A Vital Killing” is Dehqan’s other noteworthy credit, which has been translated into English by Caroline Croskery, the American translator of a number of works from contemporary Persian literature.

Photo: Front cover of writer Ahmad Dehqan’s short story collection “War Celebration”.


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