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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 book, The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons and Other Stories, has just been published by W. W. Norton. She has been honored as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, and her work has been widely anthologized and translated. She lives in Tehran and Paris.