Nazanine Hozar

Nazanine Hozar

Nazanine Hozar’s fiction and non-fiction have been published in The Vancouver Observer and Prairie Fire. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program, Aria is her first novel. Born in Tehran, Hozar lives in Vancouver.

Instagram: @nazaninehozar_author

A sweeping saga about the Iranian revolution as it explodes – told from the ground level and center of the chaos. A Doctor Zhivago of Iran.” — Margaret Atwood



Nazanine Hozar’s stunning debut takes us inside the Iranian revolution – but seen like never before, through the eyes of an orphan girl. Through Aria, we meet three very different women who are fated to mother the lost child: reckless and self-absorbed Zahra; wealthy and compassionate Fereshteh, who adopts her as an heir; and finally, the mysterious, impoverished Mehri, whose connection to Aria is both a blessing and a burden. <em>Aria’s </em>heart-pounding conclusion takes us through the brutal revolution that installs the Ayatollah Khomeini as Iran’s supreme leader, even as Aria falls in love and becomes a young mother herself.
<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<li>“Debut novel follows a young woman’s search for belonging, and that of her Iranian countrymen, over decades” — <a href=""><em>The Star</em></a></li>
<li>“Through the Eyes of a Girl: A Cross-Border Conversation with Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Jennifer Croft and Nazanine Hozar” — <a href=""><em>Maisonneuve</em></a></li>

ALL EVENTS WITH Nazanine Hozar

5 PM
Book Club Extravaganza
Oct 16 @ 5 PM MT - 6:15 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
4 PM
Tea & Sustenance: Anar Ali & Nazanine Hozar
Oct 17 @ 4 PM MT - 4:50 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, Alexander Calhoun Salon

1221 2 St SW