Feb 21, 2013 — Chris Morgan Jones' The Jackal's Share finesses the fundamentals of the spy novel with admirable economy. The clever premise has our detective investigating his own client in order to certify his sterling character. Naturally, complications arise.
Jul 23, 2012 — In The Twilight War, historian David Crist outlines the secret history of America's 30-year conflict with Iran. Based on interviews with hundreds of officials as well as classified military archives, the book details how the covert war has repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare.
Jul 18, 2012 — David Crist's The Twilight War is a realistic — and often pessimistic — analysis of America's relationship with Iran. Crist covers decades of policy and history, while balancing this military and diplomatic detail with concern for humanity in his narratives.
Mar 28, 2012 — Jasmin Darznik left Iran as a child, knowing very little about her family's past. Years later, she found a photograph of her mother as a child-bride with a groom who was not Darznik's father. That starts a long journey of discovery that she chronicles in her book The Good Daughter.
Sep 26, 2011 — In 1974, Columbia University professor Ehsan Yarshater began a comprehensive encyclopedia of Iranian history. Now, he's 91 years old and at the letter K. Tell Me More explores the project's scope and significance with Yarshater and contributor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, director of the Roshan Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour and Sara Khalili. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 30, 2011 — In June 2009, the Iranian government executed a violent crackdown on hundreds of thousands of Iranians who protested against the re-election of President Ahmadinejad. In the process, journalist Maziar Bahari was arrested and imprisoned for 118 days. To learn about his experience, host Michel Martin speaks with Bahari, whose new book is Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival.
Jun 3, 2011 — Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari was arrested in Tehran in 2009 while covering Iran's election protests. He explains how he endured 118 days in Iran's notorious Evin Prison, where he was repeatedly interrogated and tortured — and how he now views his homeland.