Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri


Dina Nayeri was born during the Iranian revolution and fled at eight. She lived as a refugee for two years before being granted asylum in the United States. She writes fiction and nonfiction on displacement, the refugee crisis, and the Iranian diaspora. Her acclaimed Guardian Long Read “The Ungrateful Refugee” was one of the most widely read essays of 2017 and anthologized by Viet Nguyen in The Displaced and is now taught in schools across Germany. Winner of the 2018 UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize, Dina has won a National Endowment for the Arts grant (2015), the O. Henry Prize (2015), Best American Short Stories (2018), and was a finalist for the Rome Prize (2017). She holds an MBA from Harvard and an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her previous two novels were translated to 14 languages and published in 20 countries. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Guardian, LA Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Granta, and many others. Her first book of narrative nonfiction, ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’, is available now from Canongate Books.

15:30 – 16:30 Dina Nayeri in conversation with Jennifer Nadel

Queen's Park Community Tent

Multi-award winning novelist and author of ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’ Dina Nayeri in conversation with the barrister, author and prize-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel. In association with Salusbury World

Free Event