Articles by Porochista Khakpour

December 10, 2014

A Year in Reading: Porochista Khakpour 2

Maybe to some “Novel of Ideas” or “Books of Ideas” sound like critical and commercial death sentences, but they have always been my page-turners. May we not fear concepts, philosophies, themes in a time when it feels like our survival depends on it.

September 24, 2009

#5: Pastoralia by George Saunders 6

Saunders isn’t simply one of our best writers, but one of our best humans.

December 4, 2007

A Year in Reading: Porochista Khakpour 3

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran, Iran in 1978 and raised in the Los Angeles area. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Her debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove/Atlantic), came out in September 2007 to much acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, […]