Azarin Sadegh, a 2011 PEN USA Emerging Voices fellow, and a 2010 UCLA Kirkwood Award nominee, was born in Shahi. During the war with Iraq, she left Iran, studied computer science in France and took her first novel writing classes in Los Angeles, taught by Les Plesko. Since 2007, her work has appeared in print and online, including in the Chicago Sun Times, Iranian.com, and Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration. Currently, she lives in Irvine, CA. and is working on her second novel, The Suicide Note.
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