Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
3 6 Aprile 2019

Italian bibliography

Ritornerai a Isfahan, trad. di Giacomo Longhi, Ponte33, 2019.

Mostafa Ensafi IRAN

Saturday, 6 April — 9.30 am — Fondazione Querini Stampalia


Mostafa Ensafi is an Iranian writer born in 1987 in Tehran, where he still lives. He studied Civil Engineering-Structures at Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU) of Qazvin and now he works as structural lead engineer in an engineering company active in the oil and gas industry. His first novel, You Will Return To Isfahan (Qafaseh Abi Publications) is also the first Persian novel to focus on Polish refugees in Iran during WWII. His second novel, The Sixth Commandment: a first-hand narrative in the third person victim, is about to be published in Iran. He also writes for newspapers and magazines as a critic of literature and cinema.

There are no more seats available. However, there are still 40 seats available to watch the livestream of the event at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, in the room next to the auditorium where the conversation will take place. In order to book these seats write an email to  prenota@incrocidicivilta.org.

Mostafa Ensafi will converse with


Giacomo Longhi — Translator


Daniela Meneghini — Università Ca' Foscari Venezia


The conversation will be in Persian (consecutive translation available); free admission, booking required.

This event is sponsored by Dipartimento di Studi sull’Asia e sull’Africa Mediterranea and Fondazione Querini Stampalia