Fahimeh Farsai studied law in Iran and holds a Masters Degree in Iran and Germany. She began her media career as a student at the Kayhan Cultural Group in Tehran. The publication of a short story in magazine Tamasha led to her arrest at Shah’s era. She left Iran in 1983 and lives since then in Germany.
Six novels and story- collections have been published by Fahimeh Farsai in German:”Glass Homeland”, “Poisoned Times”, “Escape and Other Stories”, “Take Care of Men, My Son!”, “That Tuesday my mother decided to become German” and “East-West Night of Nasrin”. Some of these works have been translated and published in English and Spanish. There is also a radio play and two screenplays in her artistic record. Her piece “Garish Green of Heart” has repeatedly played on the stages in Germany.
Fahimeh Farsai won the “Exile Story”- award from Baran- Publishing in Sweden, the “Heinrich Boell” Literary Prize, the “North Rhine-Westphalia Screenwriting”, 1999 Cultural-Scholarship NRW, 2014: Literature- Scholarship NRW and 2019 the “German Art Salon Literary Prize”. She is a member of the World Association of Writers (P.E.N) and Writers Association of Germany (SV).
Publishing in Farsi:
“A collective picture”, “Glass homeland”, “Poisoned time”, “Angel who did not want to talk” “Cassandra’s Fault “, and “Before hesitation”.
Farsai works currently as freelance with the German-language media Freitag and the Iran Journal, as well as with BBC, Radio Zamaneh and Kayhan- London.