Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Newsletter Updates

Join Now

Filter:

Night in Tehran

Night in Tehran
  • Author(s): Philip Kaplan
  • Location(s): Tehran
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Late 1970s

Based on historic events, and frighteningly relevant to today’s headlines — a taut, Year of Living Dangerously-style thriller set in Tehran in the days leading up to the Iranian Revolution. In the style of Alan Furst, this suspenseful thriller...

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
  • Author(s): Elaine Sciolino
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century to 2005

The book that revealed Iran to the West, now with a new Afterword. Elaine Sciolino updates Persian Mirrors to include coverage of the 2005 presidential election in Iran. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, Sciolino...

Pomegranate Sky

Pomegranate Sky
  • Author(s): Louise Soraya Black
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Pomegranate Sky is an evocative story of love and lies set against the turmoil of post-revolutionary Tehran. An impressive debut novel, Pomegranate Sky won the inaugural Virginia Prize for Fiction (2009). Living in contemporary Tehran, Layla refuses to bow...

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
  • Author(s): Azar Nafisi
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged...

Revolutionary Ride

Revolutionary Ride
  • Author(s): Lois Pryce
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2011

.. I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is...

Rooftops of Tehran

Rooftops of Tehran
  • Author(s): Mahbod Seraji
  • Location(s): Tehran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran’s sprawling capital city, 17-year-old...

Sky of Red Poppies

Sky of Red Poppies
  • Author(s): Zohreh Ghahremani
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Sky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence...

Song of a Captive Bird

Song of a Captive Bird
  • Author(s): Jasmin Darznik
  • Location(s): Tehran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel—gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of...

Strategos: Born in the Borderlands (Strategos 1)

Strategos: Born in the Borderlands (Strategos 1)
  • Author(s): Gordon Doherty
  • Location(s): Iran, Istanbul (Constantinople), Syria, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Medieval, Byzantium

An orphan’s tale. Born in a broken land, drawn into a savage war When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire ....

Strategos: Island in the Storm: (Strategos 3)

Strategos: Island in the Storm: (Strategos 3)
  • Author(s): Gordon Doherty
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople), Georgia (GE), Iran, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Medieval, Byzantium

A tragic hero’s tale, set in the heart of a historic war The storm is upon us, Haga. The answers you seek dance within its wrath . . . 1071 AD. Emperor Romanus Diogenes has rekindled the guttering flame...

Refine Location

Locations in Iran

Would you like to add a book or a review or create a reading list? Join Today – It's FREE

Register Now

Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021