Ara Javaheri

Graduate Student, Masters of Fine Arts in Literary Translation
Iowa Arts Fellow

I was born in Iran and grew up in a bilingual Kurdish-Farsi community. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran in 2011 and worked as a fulltime Translator ever since. I have translated and published over 17 novels from English to Farsi as well as working on numerous projects in several fields of art and science. I have also been a member of Iranian Hall of Literary Scholars and Iranian House of Book & Literature since 2016.