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Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran to an Iranian mother and European father and immigrated to the United States during the Islamic Revolution. An award-winning writer, she is the author of the forthcoming book, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, a moving memoir of an Iranian-American woman’s discovery of her mother’s secret past. Audiences will be enthralled as Darznik takes them on an emotional journey through pre- and post-revolutionary Iran and one family’s challenging path to freedom and understanding.

The Good Daughter opens one day following her father’s funeral. Darznik is helping her mother pack up to move, when a photograph falls from a stack of old letters. The girl in it is her mother. She is wearing a wedding veil, and at her side stands a man whom she has never seen before.

At first, Darznik’s mother, Lili, refuses to share any information. Months later, she receives the first of ten cassette tapes revealing a wrenching hidden story of her family’s true origins in Iran: her mother’s troubled history of abuse and neglect and a daughter she was forced to abandon in order to escape that life. The final tape reveals that her sister, Sara, is still living in Iran.

Darznik skillfully weaves the stories of three generations of Iranian women’s battles with marriage, divorce, and poverty into a unique, intimate, and beautifully-written tale.

“We were a world of two, my mother and I, until I started turning into an American girl. That’s when she started talking to me about the Good Daughter. The Good Daughter lived in Iran. She didn’t talk back as I had learned to do in this broken-down, devil-riddled country. In fact, she didn’t talk much at all. The Good Daughter listened. She understood —always— about manners and modesty. She sat by her mother’s side and lowered her eyes whenever a man looked at her. And she was very, very pretty, with a sweet face and long, flowing hair just like the maidens in the Persian miniatures. The Good Daughter became a taunt. A warning. An omen.” – From The Good Daughter

Darznik’s essays, short stories, and book reviews have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Women’s Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, and other publications. She has received awards and distinctions from the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, The San Francisco Foundation, The Marin Arts Council, The Iowa Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story.

Before receiving her doctorate in English from Princeton University, Darznik was an attorney specializing in immigration and family law. Now a professor at Washington and Lee University and a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, she teaches creative writing and literature, including courses on the treatment of ethnic identity, immigration history and human rights debates in contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction. She lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel

Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel

The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

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Jasmin Darznik Biography

Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran to an Iranian mother and European father and immigrated to the United States during the Islamic Revolution. An award-winning writer, she is the author of the forthcoming book, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, a moving memoir of an Iranian-American woman’s discovery of her mother’s secret past. Audiences will be enthralled as Darznik takes them on an emotional journey through pre- and post-revolutionary Iran and one family’s challenging path to freedom and understanding.

The Good Daughter opens one day following her father’s funeral. Darznik is helping her mother pack up to move, when a photograph falls from a stack of old letters. The girl in it is her mother. She is wearing a wedding veil, and at her side stands a man whom she has never seen before.

At first, Darznik’s mother, Lili, refuses to share any information. Months later, she receives the first of ten cassette tapes revealing a wrenching hidden story of her family’s true origins in Iran: her mother’s troubled history of abuse and neglect and a daughter she was forced to abandon in order to escape that life. The final tape reveals that her sister, Sara, is still living in Iran.

Darznik skillfully weaves the stories of three generations of Iranian women’s battles with marriage, divorce, and poverty into a unique, intimate, and beautifully-written tale.

“We were a world of two, my mother and I, until I started turning into an American girl. That’s when she started talking to me about the Good Daughter. The Good Daughter lived in Iran. She didn’t talk back as I had learned to do in this broken-down, devil-riddled country. In fact, she didn’t talk much at all. The Good Daughter listened. She understood —always— about manners and modesty. She sat by her mother’s side and lowered her eyes whenever a man looked at her. And she was very, very pretty, with a sweet face and long, flowing hair just like the maidens in the Persian miniatures. The Good Daughter became a taunt. A warning. An omen.” – From The Good Daughter

Darznik’s essays, short stories, and book reviews have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Women’s Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, and other publications. She has received awards and distinctions from the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, The San Francisco Foundation, The Marin Arts Council, The Iowa Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story.

Before receiving her doctorate in English from Princeton University, Darznik was an attorney specializing in immigration and family law. Now a professor at Washington and Lee University and a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, she teaches creative writing and literature, including courses on the treatment of ethnic identity, immigration history and human rights debates in contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction. She lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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    Jasmin Darznik, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Good Daughter, reads and discusses her new novel Song of a Captive Bird. This...

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    Booking fees for Jasmin Darznik, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Jasmin Darznik, 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 Jasmin Darznik?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jasmin Darznik 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 Jasmin Darznik 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 Jasmin Darznik or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jasmin Darznik 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.

Jasmin Darznik is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jasmin Darznik for your event is available upon request. Jasmin Darznik generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kirstin Chen, Danielle Evans, Kim Stanley Robinson, Samantha Shannon and Akwaeke Emezi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jasmin Darznik for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Jasmin Darznik April 2018
    Jasmin Darznik "Song of a Captive Bird"
    Jasmin Darznik, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Good Daughter, reads and discusses her new novel Song of a Captive Bird. This story is based on the life of Iran’s most iconic and...

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