Born in 1969, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh lives and works in Tehran. He graduated with a degree in Photography from Azad University and has worked as a photographer for various Iranian newspapers and agencies. He has won awards for both photography and writing, including the annual Photography Press Award of Iran. His work has been shown in such venues as the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
Salar Abdoh is an Iranian novelist and essayist who divides much of his time between New York and Tehran. He is the author of the novels Poet Game (2000), Opium (2004), Tehran At Twilight (2014), and Out of Mesopotamia (2020) and the editor and translator of the anthology Tehran Noir (2014). He also teaches in the graduate program in Creative Writing at the City College of New York at the City University of New York. Abdoh seeks to help Iran re-engage with the Arab world and convey more of Iranian culture to the west. He is a TMR contributing editor. Salar Abdoh at Goodreads.