This website has been prepared in response to requests for information on my background, publications and current projects. In most of my work I have been concentrating on the relation between freedom and art. This is particularly due to my Iranian background and the pivotal experience of the Islamic Revolution and its aftermath in my childhood and youth. In my recent publications I have been preoccupied with two major themes: the paradox of freedom in Nicholas Mosley’s oeuvre and the relation between literature and freedom in contemporary, post-revolutionary Iran. Currently, I am working on a book on the role of cinema in post-revolutionary Iranian society.
„Freedom implies discoverable meaning in an act“ (Frederick Turner)
“Fascinating – Nicholas Mosley is the world’s most brilliant conversationalist and this book catches the flavour of that” – A. N. Wilson
“[Shiva Rahbaran’s] study of Mosley’s fiction is distinguished by the intelligence of her appreciation and the sympathy of her approach ...” – Allan Massie