“her words are essential” - Marjane Satrapi In 1995 Azar Nafisi left her job as a lecturer in Tehran to become a private tutor, teaching controversial literary classics to a small group of students from her home. She turned that experience into Reading Lolita in Tehran, an uplifting exploration of the power of fiction that won a clutch of literary prizes and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Her latest book, The Republic of the Imagination, focuses on classic American fiction, and the imaginative freedom that great novels can provide in the twenty-first century. She discusses her writing with Selina Guinness.
Programmed in association with Art for Amnesty.