Erfan Mojib holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is a prize-winning writer and translator based in Tehran, Iran. His publications include a number of translated works to/from English including Julian Barnes’ Flaubert’s Parrot; Simon Van Booy’s Love Begins in Winter and The Illusion of Separate-ness; Reza Ghassemi’s The Spell Chanted by Lambs, Gene Bell-Villada’s García Márquez: The Man and His Work; and Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion.
His children’s books, made in collaboration with the Russian artist Oksana Baturina, have been translated into English, Russian, and Chinese.
His short stories and translated pieces have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, World Literature Today, Asymptote Journal, Jacket2, Y’alla, Rattle, Parsagon, QWERTY Magazine, Konch, etc. He is the recipient of a Tehran School of Art Short Story Award and the David Walker Prize for creative writing.
His translation of Hafez, titled Hafez’s Little Book of Life (co-translated with Gary Gach) will be published by Hampton Roads in 2023.