Nasrin Madani (1979) is a writer, critic and editor. She got her master’s degree in Persian literature at the University of Teheran and has written a large number of articles and reviews on poetry. She wrote her first novel when she was 18, and has received numerous awards for her short stories, among others, the Sadegh Hedayat prize in 2007. Her two latest short story collections were forbidden published by the Iranian authorities. She was the first ICORN guest writer in Växjö, arriving in 2012. In 2014 Smockadoll will publish her ”Jag har passerat torra årstider”, her first short story collection translated into Swedish.