Faraj Sarkohi was born in 1947 in Shiraz, Iran, studied Sociology and Persian Literature in Tabriz and Teheran and was managing editor of the cultural magazine ‘Adineh’ for eleven years. In 1996 he was one of the initiators of an appeal of 134 authors to the Iranian government which wanted the guarantee of freedom of language and the abolishing of censorship. In 1997 he was repeatedly arrested and sentenced to death. Under international pressure he succeded in going into exile in 1998. He is honorary member of P.E.N. Germany and writes novels, stories and political texts.
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