Bachtyar Ali© Khasraw Hamakarim

Bachtyar Ali //

Our Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali will be on tour in the USA and Canada this autumn. He is invited to nine readings and events in New York, Washington, Boston and Toronto between 24 September and 2 October 2023. For more detailed information, please visit Archipelago Books’ event site.

In January, Ali’s novel The Last Pomegranate Tree was launched in the US to great acclaim from the audience and critics:

»Superbly realized novel of life, death, and what lies between. […] Blending magical realism with dark fables worthy of Kafka, Kurdish novelist Ali spins episodes that require the willing suspension of disbelief while richly rewarding that surrender. […] Altogether extraordinary: a masterwork of modern Middle Eastern literature deserving the widest possible audience.«

»Ali’s novel is a visionary wonder that plunges into the dreamscape of a people’s fraught memory. For readers, this is unforgettable.«
Publishers Weekly