Susanne Pari is an Iranian American novelist, journalist, essayist, and book reviewer. Born in New Jersey to an Iranian father and an American mother, she grew up both in the United States and Iran until the 1979 Islamic Revolution forced her family into permanent exile. Since then, her writing has focused on stories of displacement and belonging, of identity and assimilation, of trauma and resilience. Her first novel, The Fortune Catcher, has been translated into six languages, and her nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Medium. A former program director for Book Expo, she is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Author’s Guild, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and the Castro Writers’ Cooperative, she serves on the board of the Lakota Children’s Enrichment Writing Project, and is an alumna of the Hedgebrook Writing Residency. She blogs occasionally for the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and divides her time between Northern California and New York. Her latest novel is Inn the Time of Our History.