Author: Mandana Chaffa

Mandana is the founder and editor-in-chief of Nowruz Journal, a periodical of Persian arts and letters that will launch in spring 2021, and an assistant managing editor at Split/Lip Press. Her essay “1,916 Days” is in My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora, (University of Texas Press 2020) and she edited Roshi Rouzbehani’s limited-edition illustrated biography collection, 50 Inspiring Iranian Women (2020). Her writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in the Ploughshares blog, The Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, Asymptote Journal, Rain Taxi, Split Lip Magazine, The Adroit Journal, Jacket2 and elsewhere. Born in Tehran, Iran, Mandana lives in New York.