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Porochista Khakpour

Author of "The Last Illusion"

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 Porochista Khakpour Biography

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran in 1978 and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area.

She has been awarded fellowships from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Northwestern University, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ucross Foundation, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is most recently the recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Prose).

Her debut novel "Sons and Other Flammable Objects" (Grove/Atlantic, 2007)–a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune “Fall’s Best,” and 2007 California Book Award winner–is out in paperback. She has also penned the introduction to a new English edition of one of the greatest modern Iranian novels of all time, Sadegh Hedayat’s "The Blind Owl" (10/10).

Her second novel, "The Last Illusion" (Bloomsbury, 2014) was a Kirkus Best Book of 2014, a Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2014, an NPR Best Book of 2014, one of Buzzfeed’s 28 Best Books By Women in 2014, an Electric Literature Best Book of 2014, a Volume1 Brooklyn Favorite Book of 2014, a PopMatters Best Book of 2014, one of Refinery29’s 2015 Books to Read in 2015, and one of Largehearted Boy’s 11 Favorite Novels of 2014. It was also one of Flavorwire’s 15 “Most Anticipated Books of 2014”, io9.com’s “Mind-Blowing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Watch Out For in 2015”, The Millions “Most Anticipated” in their “The Great 2014 Book Preview“, Flavorwire’s “50 Excellent Fabulist Novels Everyone Should Read,”, and the Huffington Post’s “30 Books You NEED to Read in 2014.”

In 2014, Khakpour was one of Dazed’s “Top 10 American Writers You Need to Read This Year,” one of Buzzfeed’s 32 Essential Asian-American Writers You Need to Be Reading, a Buzzfeed Community/OpenRoadMedia “10 Amazing Female Novelists Under 50,” and one of Entropy’s “2014 Literary Advocates.”

She was also invited to be the guest-editor and curator of Guernica‘s first Iranian-American issue, which came out in November 2011.

Her other writing (essays, features, reviews, cover stories, and columns) have appeared in or are forthcoming in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, Bookforum, Al Jazeera America, Vice, GQ, The Paris Review Daily, Elle, Spin, Slate, Salon, Poets and Writers, The Rumpus, Guernica, Departures, Paper, Flaunt, Nylon, Bidoun, Alef, Canteen, nerve.com, FiveChapters.com, Granta.com, Newyorker.com, and many other magazines and newspapers around the world. As of 2008, she’s been a frequent contributor of personal essays to the New York Times.

She has given talks, lectures, and readings at festivals, universities, conventions, and conferences all over the country, from a keynote speech at the University of Cincinnati’s Rope Lecture Series to the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. She has been on judging panels and committees for PEN, the Berlin Prize, Asian American Writers Workshop writing contests, the Rona Jaffe Foundation prizes, and many more.

She has taught creative writing and literature at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Wesleyan University, Sarah Lawrence College, Hofstra University, Fordham University, Bucknell University, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fairfield University’s MFA program, the University of Leipzig (where she was a Picador Guest Professor), the Bruce High Quality Foundation, and the Gotham Writers Workshop. Additionally, she has been guest faculty at Cleveland State University’s Imagination Conference, Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, Grub Street Muse & Marketplace Conference, and Kundiman’s Fiction Intensive.

She is currently Writer in Residence at Bard College. She is also an Editor at Large at The Scofield and a Contributing Editor at The Offing, a new channel of the LA Review of Books.

Her next project is a children’s book, coming out Fall 2015 on Civil Coping Mechanism’s new imprint WHITE RABBIT.

In 2017, her first memoir "Sick" will be published by HarperPerennial: a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, chronicling the long, arduous discovery of her late-stage Lyme Disease.

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Sick: A Memoir

Sick: A Memoir

The Last Illusion

The Last Illusion

The Blind Owl

The Blind Owl

Sons and Other Flammable Objects: A Novel

Sons and Other Flammable Objects: A Novel

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Porochista Khakpour 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 Porochista Khakpour for your next private or corporate function.
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Porochista Khakpour

Author of "The Last Illusion"

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Porochista Khakpour Biography

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran in 1978 and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area.

She has been awarded fellowships from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Northwestern University, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ucross Foundation, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is most recently the recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Prose).

Her debut novel "Sons and Other Flammable Objects" (Grove/Atlantic, 2007)–a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune “Fall’s Best,” and 2007 California Book Award winner–is out in paperback. She has also penned the introduction to a new English edition of one of the greatest modern Iranian novels of all time, Sadegh Hedayat’s "The Blind Owl" (10/10).

Her second novel, "The Last Illusion" (Bloomsbury, 2014) was a Kirkus Best Book of 2014, a Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2014, an NPR Best Book of 2014, one of Buzzfeed’s 28 Best Books By Women in 2014, an Electric Literature Best Book of 2014, a Volume1 Brooklyn Favorite Book of 2014, a PopMatters Best Book of 2014, one of Refinery29’s 2015 Books to Read in 2015, and one of Largehearted Boy’s 11 Favorite Novels of 2014. It was also one of Flavorwire’s 15 “Most Anticipated Books of 2014”, io9.com’s “Mind-Blowing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Watch Out For in 2015”, The Millions “Most Anticipated” in their “The Great 2014 Book Preview“, Flavorwire’s “50 Excellent Fabulist Novels Everyone Should Read,”, and the Huffington Post’s “30 Books You NEED to Read in 2014.”

In 2014, Khakpour was one of Dazed’s “Top 10 American Writers You Need to Read This Year,” one of Buzzfeed’s 32 Essential Asian-American Writers You Need to Be Reading, a Buzzfeed Community/OpenRoadMedia “10 Amazing Female Novelists Under 50,” and one of Entropy’s “2014 Literary Advocates.”

She was also invited to be the guest-editor and curator of Guernica‘s first Iranian-American issue, which came out in November 2011.

Her other writing (essays, features, reviews, cover stories, and columns) have appeared in or are forthcoming in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, Bookforum, Al Jazeera America, Vice, GQ, The Paris Review Daily, Elle, Spin, Slate, Salon, Poets and Writers, The Rumpus, Guernica, Departures, Paper, Flaunt, Nylon, Bidoun, Alef, Canteen, nerve.com, FiveChapters.com, Granta.com, Newyorker.com, and many other magazines and newspapers around the world. As of 2008, she’s been a frequent contributor of personal essays to the New York Times.

She has given talks, lectures, and readings at festivals, universities, conventions, and conferences all over the country, from a keynote speech at the University of Cincinnati’s Rope Lecture Series to the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. She has been on judging panels and committees for PEN, the Berlin Prize, Asian American Writers Workshop writing contests, the Rona Jaffe Foundation prizes, and many more.

She has taught creative writing and literature at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Wesleyan University, Sarah Lawrence College, Hofstra University, Fordham University, Bucknell University, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fairfield University’s MFA program, the University of Leipzig (where she was a Picador Guest Professor), the Bruce High Quality Foundation, and the Gotham Writers Workshop. Additionally, she has been guest faculty at Cleveland State University’s Imagination Conference, Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, Grub Street Muse & Marketplace Conference, and Kundiman’s Fiction Intensive.

She is currently Writer in Residence at Bard College. She is also an Editor at Large at The Scofield and a Contributing Editor at The Offing, a new channel of the LA Review of Books.

Her next project is a children’s book, coming out Fall 2015 on Civil Coping Mechanism’s new imprint WHITE RABBIT.

In 2017, her first memoir "Sick" will be published by HarperPerennial: a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery, chronicling the long, arduous discovery of her late-stage Lyme Disease.

Porochista Khakpour Videos

  • Taking Five with Porochista Khakpour - YouTube
  • Porochista Khakpour On A Hyphenated Identity - YouTube

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  • How to book Porochista Khakpour?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Porochista Khakpour for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Porochista Khakpour, 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 Porochista Khakpour or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Porochista Khakpour?

    Booking fees for Porochista Khakpour, 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 Porochista Khakpour, 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 Porochista Khakpour?

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

Porochista Khakpour is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Porochista Khakpour for your event is available upon request. Porochista Khakpour generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Greene, Virginia Postrel, Zac Posen, Patrick Byrne and An Phung. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Porochista Khakpour for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Porochista Khakpour Speaker Videos

  • Taking Five with Porochista Khakpour - YouTube
    Porochista Khakpour On A Hyphenated Identity - YouTube

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