Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami is Professor of Persian language and literature at New York University. His research field is contemporary Persian fiction. His new book, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran? (2014) focuses on identifying classical and modern rhetorical and aesthetic dynamisms and their functions in forming literary discourses. His publications include Modern Reflections of Classical Traditions in Persian Fiction (2003), Sohrab’s Wars: Counter-Discourses of Contemporary Persian Fiction (tr. & ed., 2008), A Feast in the Mirror: A Collection of Short Stories by Iranian Women (co-ed., & co-tr., 2000) and Another Sea, Another Shore: Persian Stories of Migration (co-ed., & co-tr., 2003). He is the founder and co-director of The Association for the Study of Persian Literature (