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Susanne Pari's Biography

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Dec 2007

Susanne Pari is an Iranian-American journalist and author of The Fortune Catcher, a novel that explores multicultural identity and religious fundamentalism during the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution; it has been translated into six languages. Her non-fiction pieces have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Voice of America. She was the Program Director for the 25 literary salons of Book Group Expo, teaches writing for the Afghan Women's Writing Project, and is a judge for The California Center for the Book’s Letters About Literature Contest. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. As a speaker, Susanne has conducted interviews, panel discussions, and conversations with authors such as Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Anna Quindlen, Po Bronson, and others.

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