Welcome to a Website for International Bestselling Novelist Marsha Mehran
Marsha Mehran was born in Tehran. Her family left Iran and migrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1979, at the time of the Iranian Revolution.
She grew up in Argentina and the United States.
She has also lived in Australia and Ireland.
Mehran gained acclaim for her debut novel, Pomegranate Soup, which was published in 2005. The book subsequently became an international bestseller.
Pomegranate Soup is the story of three sisters who escape Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and eventually settle in a small town in the west of Ireland.
Pomegranate Soup has been translated into fifteen languages to date, and has been published in over twenty countries worldwide.
Mehran's second novel, Rosewater and Soda Bread, published in 2008, is a continuation of Pomegranate Soup. It marks the second installment of a series that will be running for seven books, the next of which, Pistachio Rain, is due for publication in 2014.
Also due out in 2014 is a stand-alone novel, The Margaret Thatcher School of Beauty. Set in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War, it tells the story of a group of individuals who gather once a week to recite poetry and tell tales of what has been.