Book: Twelve Plus One by Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Twelve Plus One, written by Saeed Kamali Dehghan and published in Iran in January 2017 by Ofoq publications, is a collection of his interviews with 12 writers and one film-maker, including Nobel prize in literature laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Wisława Szymborska, Paul Auster, EL Doctorow and David Lynch. Other figures featured in the book include: John Barth, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Amélie Nothomb, Isabel Allende, T.C. Boyle, Alain de Botton, Erri De Luca, and Iranian writer Esmail Fasih. Twelve Plus One, which has only appeared in Farsi, is also a book featuring twelve foreign figures and one Iranian.