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Today at 4:30 p.m. Iranian-born writer Jasmin Darznik will read from her book The Good Daughter: A Memoir of my Mother’s Hidden Life in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

Jasmin Darznik lives in Charlottesville and teaches English and creative writing at Washington and Lee University. She received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has received awards and distinctions from the San Francisco Foundation, Marin Arts Council, Steinbeck Fellows Program, Zoetrope: All-Story, Iowa Review, Norman Mailer Colony and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In addition to teaching English and creative writing, Darznik has taught Iranian literature at the University of Virginia. As a 2011-2012 fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she is currently working on a novel set in 1960’s Iran. For more information about the author, visit jasmindarznik.com.

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