Porochista Khakpour appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Porochista Khakpour talks about her new novel, The Last Illusion, a fabulist novel about a feral boy coming of age in New York that's based on a legend from the medieval Persian epic The Shahnameh, the Book of Kings. Khakpour tells the story of Zal, whose demented mother is horrified by the pallor of his skin and hair and becomes convinced she has given birth to a “White Demon.” She hides him in a birdcage and where he lives for the next decade. Freed from his cage and adopted by a behavioral analyst, Zal awakens in New York to the possibility of a future.
Friday, December 21, 2012
A recent Gallop poll proves that it’s not just men who are buying guns. Gun ownership among women is at an all time high – 43 percent report having a gun in their home. That’s not far off from the 52 percent of men who claim household gun ownership. Jessica Gonzalez and author Porochista Khakpour discuss what it means to be a woman with a gun.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, November 12, 2007
Event: Porochista Khakpour will be speaking with Dalia Sofer, Marsha Mehran, and Nahid Rachlin
Monday, November 19 at 7 pm