Salar Abdoh’s new novel selected for Buzz Books’ Great Reads Fall/Winter 2023

The MFA Program in Creative Writing has some wonderful news.  Professor Salar Abdoh’s new novel, A Nearby Country Called Love, has been selected by Buzz Books for its Great Reads Fall/Winter 2023.

Buzz Books posts one chapter of the author’s book on google books



Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City.  He is the author of The Poet Game (Picador), Opium (Faber), and Tehran at Twilight (Akashic Books), as well as the editor of Tehran Noir (Akashic Books). His last novel, Out of Mesopotamia was a NYTimes Editor’s Choice and Best Book of the Year from Publishers Weekly.  His forthcoming book,  A Nearby Country called Love (Viking) was selected by Buzz Books for their Great Reads Series (Fall/Winter 2023)   His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications including the New York TimesBOMBCallalooGuernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award.  He currently teaches in the CCNY’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and is the Director of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program.

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