For fans of Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Orhan Pamuk
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani is a Persian writer educated in the UK and US. She now lives in Belgium where she teaches European and American literature. She has also written for documentary film, and lectures internationally on the arts and the Baha'i faith. Her first novel, The Saddlebag, is also published by Bloomsbury.
'Nakhjavani's language has a subtly wrought simplicity that serves to emphasise her themes, and her argument for the sanctity of the written word is tightly woven into a vivid tapestry of characters and situations ... Nakhjavani has mastered a kind of narrative detachment' Times Literary Supplement 'Nakhjavani's language is as beautiful as the scenes she describes, a litany of names and places, beliefs and deities' Scotland on Sunday 'Nakhjavani displays a love of storytelling almost for its own sake' Literary Review