Hossein Sanapour, Persian writer & journalist.
His first and second books were long novels for teenagers: 'The Village Boys' and 'Afsane And Long Night'.
In 1999 his novel 'The Absent Half' was awarded Mehregan Award (by Peka Institute) and then co-awarded the Yalda Award.
'You Are Coming Ruin' was nominated for a few awards. In year 2004 and 2005 the story collections 'With Open Guard' and 'Dark Side of Words' were published by Cheshme publication house. 'Dark Side Of Open Words' won the Hooshang Golshiri Literary Award for Best Collection. He published a collection of articles on novel-writing in 2003.
His story 'Lips on a Blade' has been barred from publication by the government for nearly two years now.
He also compiled a book on Golshiri entitled Hamkhanie Kateban
20th July 2013
Photograph by Babak Sedighi/Writer Pictures