Dalia Sofer: Our Lives Are Ephemeral


As a child during the Iranian revolution, writer Dalia Sofer lived with chaos and instability. As a teenager, reading Satre filled her with futility and nihilism. Now Sofer finds the possibility of joy and meaning even in an impermanent existence.

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Born in Tehran, Dalia Sofer was raised in a Jewish family during the Iranian revolution. Her first novel, “The Septembers of Shiraz,” was selected as a 2007 New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” Sofer lives in New York City.