Posted on 18th October 2010

Posted by Sophie

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Fiction Uncovered by… Tessa Hadley, novelist

There’s a superb novel by an Iranian writer, Dalia Sofer (writing in English), called The Septembers of Shiraz (2007), which I read recently. It seemed to me world class, a rare marriage of delicate perception, pure authentic language clear as water, fine-tuned exact original vision — and a huge, urgent subject. A privileged Iranian-Jewish family…