Dalia Sofer, Man of My Time
Dalia Sofer discusses her new novel, Man of My Time, with Ileene Smith, Editorial Director of the Yale Jewish Lives series.
Set in Iran and New York City, Man of My Time tells the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, who is as alienated from himself as he is from the world around him. After decades of ambivalent work as an interrogator with the Iranian regime, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, encounters his estranged family, and retrieves the ashes of his father, whose dying wish was to be buried in Iran. Politically complex and emotionally compelling, this story explores variations of loss – of people, places, ideals, time and self.
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About the Author:
Dalia Sofer is the author of the national bestseller The Septembers of Shiraz, winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Prize, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Sofer is a recipient of a Whiting Award, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She was born in Tehran and moved to the United States with her family as a child.
About the Moderator:
Ileene Smith is vice-president and Executive Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Editorial Director of Jewish Lives, a series of interpretive biography published by Yale University Press. She is a recipient of various publishing awards including the PEN/Roger Klein Award.