Firoozeh Dumas


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Hijri 1385-Present (AH); Common Era 1965-Present (CE)

Firoozeh Dumas


Firoozeh Dumas is an Iranian author. Dumas grew up listening to her father recount the many colorful stories of his life and she decided to write her stories as a gift for her children. Random House published these stories in 2003, and since the publication of Funny in Farsi, her first book, she has been active on the lecture circuit. Dumas is an accomplished public speaker and has presented at universities, conferences, high schools, middle schools, and other venues. Her work has been published in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Gourmet, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also been an commentator for National Public Radio and a panelist on the popular radio program Wait Wait.. Don’t Tell Me!. Dumas has been nominated for many awards, including the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Not only was she the first Iranian author to be nominated, she was also the first author from Asia to hold such an honor. She received the Spirit of America Award in 2008 from the National Council for the Social Studies. ‘