All News

Leonard Lopate, NPR

News, June 16th, 2014

Porochista Khakpour interviewed on Leonard Lopate show, NPR, WNYC

Vanity Fair, June 2014 “Hot Type”

News, June 16th, 2014



Interview with The Rumpus

News, June 7th, 2014

Stone Fox Bride “Fox of the Week”

News, June 7th, 2014


Edward Champion’s Bat Segundo Interview

News, June 7th, 2014

Tottenville Review, May 2014

News, May 22nd, 2014

Interview With David Burr Gerard

Marginalia Review [LA Review of Books Channel]

News, May 17th, 2014

“The Morning After” by Samuel Thrope

Feature, Baltimore Sun

News, May 17th, 2014

Arts section feature in the Baltimore Sun, May 17 2014,0,7267747.story?page=1

The National, May 8 2014

News, Press, May 8th, 2014

Very positive review by Malcolm Forbes:

“Porochista Khakpour flies high on the wings of allegory”


Library Journal, May 1 2014

News, May 2nd, 2014

“‘ Exactly once upon a time in a small village in northern Iran, a child of the wrong color was born.’ So begins this latest novel from Khakpour (Sons and Other Flammable Objects), which centers on Zal, whose mother cages him with her menagerie of birds until he is ten years old. Years after being rescued, Zal lives with his adopted father in New York City and tries to shape something of a normal life. But Zal is still obsessed with one thing—flight. He becomes fixated on illusionist Bran Silber, who claims he will fly at his forthcoming show. Enter Asiya McDonald, an artist from a grotesque Upper East Side family with her own tragic secrets and ominous premonitions, whom Zal comes to love in his own way, “normal” or not. Just as life is becoming clear to Zal, his world is threatened, and the city is blindsided by 9/11. VERDICT: Khakpour’s prose is fluid and visceral, while the narrative plays smoke and mirrors with reality and perspective. If some bloviating on unimportant details is overlooked, this novel is a literary gem full of sadness, guts, and wonder. For any adult who enjoys good fiction.”