Shiva Arastoee

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Shiva Arastoee was born in Tehran in 1961. She is a novelist, translator and poet. Arastoee has taught storytelling at Tehran University of the Arts as well as Farabi University, and is currently teaching at a non-profit art university. She has also been holding a storytelling workshop for more than ten years.

From the first days of the Eight-Year War, she served as a volunteer rescuer on the front, and for this reason she worked as an advisor to the director for several Holy Defense movies. She has also acted in several short films. Arastoee is the author of Dozens of novels and short stories. She is one of the most influential woman writers of contemporary Iranian literature.