34th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 3-7,2011


Porochista Khakpour, 34th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast and The Village Voice, and publications around the world. Her debut novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects — a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune “Fall’s Best,” and 2007 California Book Award winner — is now in paperback. She recently finished her second novel. She has been awarded fellowships from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among others.


Khakpour read on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.


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