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Afghanistan

Aman Mirzai

Aman Mirzai was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1985, to a family of refugees from Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan. He has been writing poetry for seven years, and has won awards in many nationwide poetry...

Mahmud Marhun

Mahmud Marhun is a translator, poet, and prose writer born in Kandahar in 1989 and now residing in Kabul.

Qanbar Ali Tabesh

Qanbar Ali Tabesh was born in 1969 in Sangshanda village near Ghazni in Afghanistan. He fled from the war in Afghanistan to Iran, where he settled in the city of Qom. He has a B.A. in Persian...

Zahra Hosseinzadeh

Zahra Hosseinzadeh was born in 1979 in Lal in Ghor Province, Afghanistan. She became a refugee before she learned to speak and now lives in Mashhad, Iran. She has a B.A. in Theology and is a...

Khan Mohammad Sind

Khan Mohammad Sind is a poet, prose writer, and journalist based in Kabul.

Parvin Faiz Zadah Malal

Parwin Faiz Zadah Malal is a poet and prose writer from Kandahar. In 1988 she left Afghanistan and moved to Pakistan; first to Peshawar and later to Karachi where she lives today. She has...

Asef Soltanzadeh

Mohammad Asef Soltanzadeh is a novelist and short-story writer. He was born 1964 in Kabul and in 1985 he migrated to Pakistan and later to Iran. When the deportation of Afghan refugees began in...

Pir Mohammad Karwan

Pir Mohammad Karwan is a poet and prose writer. He made his debut as a writer in 1993 with the poetry collection From Evening to Evening which since then has been followed up by two more...

Mohammad Hussain Mohammadi

Mohammad Hussain Mohammadi is a prose writer, literary scholar, and critic. He was born in Mazar-e Sharif but moved to Iran with his family at the age of seven. He recently returned to...

Zalmay Babakohi

Zalmay Babakohi is a writer and poet and the publisher of the magazine Zarnegaar, a Dari-language magazine published in Toronto, Canada.  He was born in 1951 in Mazar-e Sharif in...

Atiq Rahimi

Atiq Rahimi was born in Afghanistan in 1962, but fled to France in 1984. There he has become renowned as a maker of documentary and feature films, and as a writer. His novel, The Patience Stone...
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