Azar Nafisi - READ DANGEROUSLY

Azar Nafisi - READ DANGEROUSLY

Azar and I discuss Read Dangerously, how she selected the authors to include in this book, the reemergence of book banning, coming up with the format she used for the book, how curiosity leads to empathy, the importance of fiction in our lives, and much more.


Azar and I discuss Read Dangerously, how she selected the authors to include in this book, the reemergence of book banning, coming up with the format she used for the book, how curiosity leads to empathy, the importance of fiction in our lives, and much more.

Azar's recommended reads are:

  1. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
  2. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  3. Nicky & Vera by Peter Sis
  4. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi is the author of the multi-award-winning New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, as well as Things I’ve Been Silent About, The Republic of Imagination, and That Other World. Formerly a Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Foreign Policy Institute, she has taught at Oxford and several universities in Tehran. She lives in Washington, D.C.