Winter in Tabriz

Winter in Tabriz
Sheila Llewellyn
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Gripping and atmospheric, Winter in Tabriz tells the story of four young people living in 1970s Iran during the months immediately prior to the revolution, and the choices they have to make as a result of the ensuing upheaval. The lives of Damian and Anna, both from Oxford University, become enmeshed with two Iranians, Arash, a poet, and his older brother Reza, a student sympathetic to the problems of the dissident writers in Iran, and a would-be photojournalist, interested in capturing the rebellion on the streets. It is an expertly imagined tale of the fight for artistic freedom, young love and the legacies of conflict.
' An honest and painstaking writer who cares deeply about the truth of her subject-matter' * Ciaran Carson *
Sheila Llewellyn was born in England and now lives in Northern Ireland and has dual citizenship, British and Irish. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast in 2016. She has won the P J O' Connor RTE Radio One Drama Award and the Silver Award for the Best Broadcast Radio Drama in the New York International Radio Drama Festival in 2012. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize, the Paul Torday Memorial Prize, the Sean O Faolain Short Story Prize, and shortlisted twice for the Costa Short Story Award. She has been published in various Irish anthologies of short stories and journals, including Surge: New Writing from Ireland; The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland,and Irish Pages.