Fereshteh Molavi, an Iranian-Canadian writer, published her first novel, The House of Cloud and Wind, and a collection of short stories, The Sun Fairy & Other Stories, in Iran in early1990s. Listen to the Reed, a chapbook published by PEN Canada in 2005, is based on her dialogue with Karen Connelly, a Canadian writer. She has been included in various English and Persian anthologies and magazines and has had readings in Sweden, US, and Canada. Her latest collection of short stories in Persian, The Wandering Nightingale, was released in Tehran in 2005. Her new novel in Persian and a selection of her stories in English will be published by the end of 2007.
Molavi has worked as a bibliographer and scholar, as well as a freelance editor and translator. She is a member of PEN Canada and currently teaches Persian literature at University of Toronto.