Goli Taraghi was born in Tehran. She began her writing career with a collection of short stories entitled I Am Che Guevara Too in 1969. Her first novel, Winter Sleep, was published in 1973 and has been translated into English and French. Her most recent books are Scattered Memories, In Another Place, and Two Worlds. Two of her recent collections of stories, The House of Shemiran and The Three Maids, have been published in France. Taraghi lives in Tehran and Paris.