Iranian novelist Zoya Pirzad receives France’s Chevalier of Legion of Honor

Zoya Pirzad

Zoya Pirzad (born 1952 in Abadan), an Iranian author who is known for her novels “Things We Left Unsaid” and “We Will Get Used to It” which have been reprinted several times already, has received France’s Chevalier of Legion of Honor.

The Acrid Taste of Persimmon”, “One Day till Easter” and “Like Every Evening” are among Pirzad’s novels which have been bundled together under the title of “Three Books”.

The Iranian novelist has also translated “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll and a collection of haikus.

Her books are among Persian literary works which have been rendered into different languages, including French.


  • Things We Left Unsaid (Cheragh-ha ra man khamush mikonam), tr. Franklin Lewis, London: Oneworld, 2012.
  • Yek ruz mandeh beh eid-e pak (“One Day Till Easter”)
  • Ta’am gass khormalu (“The Acrid Taste of Persimmon”)
  • Mesl-e hameh asr-ha (“Like Every Evening”)
  • Adat mikonim (“We Will Get Used to It”)

All the books mentioned above have been translated into French and published by Zulma Publishers in Paris.[3]

Zoya Pirzad’s works have also been translated into German, Italian, Turkish, Spanish and Greek, published in those countries.



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