Skip to content
Join us for World in Verse: A Multilingual Poetry Reading and Celebration of the Winners of the Poems in Translation Contest. Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM | Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York


Yaghoub Yadali

Image of Yaghoub Yadali

Yaghoub Yadali, born in 1970, is a writer and television director. His first work of fiction, the short-story collection Sketches in the Garden, was published in 1997. It was followed in 2001 by Probability of Merriment and Mooning, which was named book of the year by the Writers and Critics Award. His first novel, The Rituals of Restlessness, won the 2004 Golshiri Foundation Award for the best novel of the year and was named as one of the ten best novels of the decade by the Press Critics Award. However, in 2007 Yadali was sentenced to one year in prison for having depicted an adulterous love affair in the novel. The Rituals of Restlessness and Sketches in the Garden have been banned from publication and reprint. 

Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.