Azar Nafisi in an onstage conversation with Jacki Lyden

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:30pm

Azar NafisiAzar Nafisi in an onstage conversation with Jacki Lyden discussing her novel Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Earning high acclaim and an enthusiastic readership, Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny.

She will be interviewed by NPR's Jacki Lyden. Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.

The DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15. You can find more information on our DC Reads page.