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Tehrangeles Book Tour!

News, June 17th, 2024

New press for Tehrangeles

News, April 2nd, 2024

Tehrangeles is so excited to be an Indie Next List pick for June 2024!


There is a big feature on Porochista and Tehrangeles in Publisher’s Weekly, in print and online.


Porochista has a new essay in The Los Angeles Times that touches on Tehrangeles the neighborhood and the book.


Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist pre-pub reviews have been raves.


Porochista was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered: “Tehrangeles Explores the Complexities of Iranian Life in America”. Tehrangeles was an NPR “Book of the Day” on June 20, 2024.


CNN.com conducted a lengthy interview with Porochista.


Tehrangeles was reviewed positively over at the Los Angeles Times.


Johns Hopkins Magazine has a feature on Porochista and Tehrangeles.



And in addition to the last post’s most anticipated/best lists, we have some new ones:

The Millions “Most Anticipated: The Great Spring 2024 Preview”

W magazine “The Best, Most Talked-About Books of 2024 So Far”

Nylon magazine “The It-Girl’s Summer Reading List”

Harper’s Bazaar “The Best Books of 2024”

Vogue “The Best Books of 2024 So Far”

New York Post “The 32 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2024″

Literary Hub “18 New Novels You Need to Read This Summer”

Alta Journal “14 New Books for June”

Katie Couric Media “12 Best New Beach Reads 2024”

Bustle “This Summer’s 40 Most Anticipated Books”

Chicago Review of Books “12 Must-Read Books of June 2024”

The Week 5 Satisfying Books to Read This June

& more!

New novel Tehrangeles is coming!

News, January 18th, 2024

In June 2024, Pantheon is releasing Tehrangeles, Porochista’s first novel in a decade.

The book has already enjoyed “Most Anticipated” coverage in: TIME, The National, The Seattle Times, LitHub, Electric Literature, Nylon, and more. Preoder your copy now.



Brown Album buzz, virtual tour, giveaways, reviews & more!

News, May 15th, 2020

Brown Album has been on many lists, including The New York Times “New & Noteworthy”, TIME magazine, O:The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, goop, MS Magazine, BITCH Media, Read It Forward, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Bustle, Vol1 Brooklyn, Chicago Review of Books, & Paperback Paris.

There is also currently a Goodreads giveaway!

And the virtual tour will begin on May 19, when Brown Album is officially out!

Brown Album first pre-pub reviews are in & they are STARRED!

News, April 1st, 2020

We are excited that the first pre-prepub reviews are starred reviews! Check out Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. And please consider preordering!

Brown Album Tour Dates!

News, February 6th, 2020

We will be adding a few stops and some conversation partners but for now:

Brooklyn, NY—Books Are Magic, w/ Elif Batuman, 5/19

Los Angeles, CA—Skylight Books w/ Myriam Gurba, 5/22

San Francisco, CA—Booksmith w/ Shanthi Sekaran, 5/25

Seattle, WA—Town Hall, 5/26

Portland, OR—Powell’s City of Books w/ Fatemeh Fakhraie, 5/27

Minneapolis, MN—Moon Palace w/ V.V. Ganeshananthan, 6/3 

Chicago, IL—Women + Children First w/ Hoda Katebi, 6/5

Washington, DC—Politics & Prose w/ Tania James, Fulton Market, 6/10

Oxford, MS—Square Books w/ Kiese Laymon, 6/11

Narrowsburg, NY–Deep Water Festival (One Grand Books) 6/19-21

Essay Collection Brown Album Coming May 2020

News, January 7th, 2020

We are excited to show you this new cover! This essay collection will be out in May 2020, from the Vintage imprint of Knopf

New short story on Amazon

News, October 31st, 2019

A new short story is out thanks to Amazon Original Stories https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07WGGT3W4?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text&fbclid=IwAR0ZYEx7pQGJNtwWCTdFPPpsSiVOvFkQf-ublwupopCLX8gDId183Yl0HPA

UK edition of SICK available August 2018!

Events, News, August 14th, 2018

The Canongate UK edition of SICK is now available! Read Porochista’s latest interview with The Guardian, and more UK coverage in The Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and The Bookseller.


Events, News, June 9th, 2018