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Amir Ahmadi Arian

Assistant Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric


Amir Ahmadi Arian has published two novels, a collection of stories and a book of nonfiction in Persian. He also translated from English to Persian novels by E.L Doctorow, Paul Auster, P.D. James and Cormac McCarthy. In English, He has published short stories and essays in Harper’s, Paris Review, The New York Times, The Nation, New York Review of Books, etc. His first novel in English, Then The Fish Swallowed Him, was published by HarperVia/HarperCollins in 2020.


  • BSc, Metallurgy Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Queensland, Australia
  • MFA, Creative Writing, New York University

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • World literature
  • Postcolonial novel
  • Persian poetry

Teaching Interests

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction

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