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Roya Hakakian

Iranian Poet, Journalist & Author

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 Roya Hakakian Biography

Commissioned by UNICEF, her most recent film, Armed and Innocent, on the subject of the involvement of underage children in wars around the world, was an official entry in the documentary category at several festivals, and a nominee for best short documentary at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Hakakian is the author of two collections of poetry in Persian, the first of which, For the Sake of Water, received honorable mention in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and was nominated as the poetry book of the year by Iran News in 1993. Her poetry has consistently appeared in numerous anthologies around the world, including La Regle Du Jeu, the Pen Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature. She contributes to the Persian Literary Review and served as the poetry editor of Par Magazine. Her opinion columns, essays, and book reviews appear in English language publications, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She is also a contributor to the Weekend Edition of NPR's “All Things Considered.”

Hakakian was the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and the 2003 Dewitt / Wallace Reader's Digest Fellowship in writing. She is a founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She speaks on the subject of the Middle East and human rights and has appeared on CSPAN-Book TV, CNN International,CBS Early Show, and Now with Bill Moyers. Her memoir of growing up a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Journey from the Land of No, was Barnes & Noble’s Pick of the Week, Ms. Magazine’s Must Reads of the Summer, Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year, and Elle Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of 2004. Journey from the Land of No has been translated into several languages and is available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. Born and raised in a Jewish family in Tehran, Hakakian came to the United States in May 1985 on political asylum.

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Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

Speaking Topics
  • JOURNEY FROM THE LAND OF NO:

    A Girldhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

  • Global Anti-Semitism Rising: What About Iran?

  • The Fundamentals of an Iranian in Exile

  • Iran 101: An Insider's Guide to A Country in Turmoil

  • The Jews of Iran Today

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Iranian Poet, Journalist & Author

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Roya Hakakian Biography

Commissioned by UNICEF, her most recent film, Armed and Innocent, on the subject of the involvement of underage children in wars around the world, was an official entry in the documentary category at several festivals, and a nominee for best short documentary at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Hakakian is the author of two collections of poetry in Persian, the first of which, For the Sake of Water, received honorable mention in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and was nominated as the poetry book of the year by Iran News in 1993. Her poetry has consistently appeared in numerous anthologies around the world, including La Regle Du Jeu, the Pen Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature. She contributes to the Persian Literary Review and served as the poetry editor of Par Magazine. Her opinion columns, essays, and book reviews appear in English language publications, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She is also a contributor to the Weekend Edition of NPR's “All Things Considered.”

Hakakian was the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and the 2003 Dewitt / Wallace Reader's Digest Fellowship in writing. She is a founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She speaks on the subject of the Middle East and human rights and has appeared on CSPAN-Book TV, CNN International,CBS Early Show, and Now with Bill Moyers. Her memoir of growing up a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Journey from the Land of No, was Barnes & Noble’s Pick of the Week, Ms. Magazine’s Must Reads of the Summer, Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year, and Elle Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of 2004. Journey from the Land of No has been translated into several languages and is available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. Born and raised in a Jewish family in Tehran, Hakakian came to the United States in May 1985 on political asylum.

Roya Hakakian Videos

  • Roya Hakakian's: Assassins of the Turquoise Palace -- a retelling of ...

Roya Hakakian Books

Roya Hakakian Speaking Topics

  • JOURNEY FROM THE LAND OF NO:

    A Girldhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

  • Global Anti-Semitism Rising: What About Iran?

  • The Fundamentals of an Iranian in Exile

  • Iran 101: An Insider's Guide to A Country in Turmoil

  • The Jews of Iran Today

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  • How to book Roya Hakakian?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Roya Hakakian for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Roya Hakakian, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Roya Hakakian or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Roya Hakakian?

    Booking fees for Roya Hakakian, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roya Hakakian, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Roya Hakakian?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roya Hakakian for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roya Hakakian for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roya Hakakian or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roya Hakakian or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Roya Hakakian is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roya Hakakian for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Roya Hakakian generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Asra Nomani, Nicholas Kristof, Mariane Pearl, Sheryl WuDunn and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roya Hakakian for an upcoming event.

Roya Hakakian Speaker Videos

  • Roya Hakakian's: Assassins of the Turquoise Palace -- a retelling of ...

Roya Hakakian Speaking Topics

  • JOURNEY FROM THE LAND OF NO:

    A Girldhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

  • Global Anti-Semitism Rising: What About Iran?

  • The Fundamentals of an Iranian in Exile

  • Iran 101: An Insider's Guide to A Country in Turmoil

  • The Jews of Iran Today

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