Reza Khoshnazar


Reza Khoshbin-e Khoshnazar (Persian: رضا خوش‌بين خوش‌نظر‎) is an Iranian novelist who published his first novel, The Gods Laugh on Mondays in 1995 when he was in his twenties.[1] The reaction was hot and some conservative papers accused him of writing blasphemy[2][3] and some zealots compared him with Salman Rushdie.[4] Eventually, men came in the night and torched his publisher book shop, Morghe-Amin Publication House, in Tehran.[5][6][7][8]

Author Khoshnazar has published three other novels in Sweden by Ferdosi Publication House entitled: The Prophet with the Head like a Squash in the Shadow of Dead Clock (in Persian:پيغمبر كلّه كدو زير ساعت مرده Payghambar-i kallih kadū zīr-i sāʻat-i murdih ), The End of Owl (in Persian:آخر جغد Ākhir-i Jughd), tetraktus, the Damn Four (in Persian :تتراكتوس، چهار لعنتي Titrāktūs Chahār La‘natī)



  1. ^ Newsweek, October, 1995, page 37.
  2. ^ "و خدایان دوشنبه‌ها می‌خندند". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  3. ^ "Iran publishers want protection after attack". 14 Sep 1995. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  4. ^ "نشر مرغ آمین Morgh-e-Amin publishing house". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  5. ^ "UN Commission on Human Rights - Report on the mission of the Special Rapporteur to Iran (Mar 96)". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
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  7. ^ Newsweek,October,1995,page 37.
  8. ^ Cultural Censorship in Iran
  9. ^ "Ākhir-i Jughd". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  10. ^ "Payghambar-i kallih kadū zīr-i sāʻat-i murdih". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  11. ^ "Titrāktūs Chahār La'natī". Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  12. ^ Khushnaẓar, Riz̤ā (2014). Titrāktūs, chahār-i la'natī : [rumān] (1. chāp ed.). Stockholm: Gök (Fakhteh). ISBN 978-91-87975-05-9.
  13. ^ Khushnaẓar, Riz̤ā (2014). Ākhar-i Jughd : [rumān] (1. chāp ed.). Stockholm: Gök (Fakhteh). ISBN 978-91-87975-04-2.
  14. ^ Khushnaẓar, Riz̤ā (2014). Piyghambar-i kallih kadū zīr-i sāʻat-i murdih : [rumān] (1. chāp ed.). Stockholm: Gök (Fakhteh). ISBN 978-91-87975-02-8.