Born in Tehran, Fereshteh Molavi is the author of several works of fiction, short stories, and essays, including The House of Cloud and Wind, The Sun Fairy, and The Departures of Seasons, which won the Mehregan Literary Award (Tehran, 2012). Due to censorship in Iran, some of her works, including Those Years, These Essays, and Adam’s Darkroom, have been released in Europe. Her first book in English, Stories from Tehran, was released in 2018. She has worked as an editor, translator, and research librarian, and also taught Persian language and literature at the University of Toronto and York University. She now lives in Toronto and divides her time between writing, organizing literary events, and advocating freedom of speech and human rights in Iran.