Behnaz Alipour Gaskari
Behnaz Alipour Gaskari, born in 1969, is a writer and literary critic. Her first work of fiction, a collection of short stories titled Let’s Move On, was published in 2005 and earned her the Mehregan Award for the year’s best work of fiction. In the same year, Gaskari also received the Yalda and the Parvin Etesami literary awards. Her second book of short stories, Let It Be, was published in 2010 and earned her a second Mehregan Award. Gaskari has also received the Sadeq Hedayat Award for literary criticism and the Golshiri Foundation Award for one of her short stories. Her works include the children’s book Kimia’s Secret. Gaskari has a doctorate degree in comparative literature and currently teaches contemporary Iranian literature and literary criticism at Payam-e Noor University.