Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to America when she was five years old. She is the author of the new novel “Song of a Captive Bird”, and the New York Times bestseller “The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life.” Her work has been published in 13 countries and recognized by the Steinbeck Fellows Program, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the William Saroyan International Prize. Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Bennington College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of literature and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in Northern California with her family.
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