Niloufar Talebi

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Niloufar Talebi is an author, award-winning translator, multidisciplinary artist, and producer. 

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Publications & Prizes

Self-Portrait in Bloom (l'Aleph, 2019)
Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008)
Prizes won: 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar (2021-2022)
New Music USA (2017)
National Endowment for the Arts (Opera Project) (2017)
Creative Work Fund (2016)
Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation (2016)
California Arts Council (2016)
San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant (2014-2022) 
Center for Cultural Innovation (2014-2020)
Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World nominated for the Northern California Book Award (2008)
PEN American Center / NYSCA “Anthology in Translation" Award (2007)
American Literary Translators Association Fellowship (2005)
Willis Barnstone Translation Prize (2005)
International Center for Writing and Translation Prize (2004)


Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Unexpurgated Diaries of Anaïs Nin by Anaïs Nin, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir by Jenn Shapland, Poetry by Ahmad Shamlou by Ahmad Shamlou

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Fluent in: 
English, Persian
Born in: 
United Kingdom
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Last update: Mar 08, 2023