Lila Azam Zanganeh (France/Iran)
Born in Paris to Iranian parents. After studying literature and philosophy at the École normale supérieur, she moved to the United States to teach literature, cinema, and Romance languages at Harvard University. She has contributed literary articles, interviews, and essays to a host of American and European publications, among which The New York Times, The Paris Review, Le Monde, and La Repubblica. Her first book, The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness, has been published in ten languages. She is fluent in seven languages and serves on the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee and the Board of Directors of Narrative4. She was the recipient of the 2011 Roger Shattuck Prize, awarded by the Center for Fiction, New York. She writes and lives in New York City, where she is currently completing a novel titled A Tale for Lovers & Madmen.