Ali Alizadeh


Ali Alizadeh’s books include the new work of fiction Transactions (UQP, 2013), the collection of poetry Ashes in the Air (UQP, 2011), shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, and the creative memoir Iran: My Grandfather (Transit Lounge, 2010), shortlisted for the 2011 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

He is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Monash University, where he is also the director of the Centre for Australian and Postcolonial Writing.


Snow White and the child soldier

Fiction'LISA THINKS SHE'S the hottest girl around.''She's so up herself. She doesn't even have a Facebook page.''Guys! Guys! Who's the hottest girl in this school?''You're the hottest girl in this school, Charlize.''You've got like the sexiest legs, Charlize.''So why...

My paintings

FictionI DIDN'T WANT to know why you left me. Reasons are ephemeral, and it's the consequences that I've been carrying around with me. Like a curse? You often mocked me for being melodramatic. But yes, like a curse. Whatever...

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