Last week Shahrnush Parsipur left the San Francisco Bay Area for Rhode Island to lecture and write as part of a nine-month fellowship for international women writers. She has no plans to return.
Parsipur's seven years here in Albany were one of the most productive of her brilliant literary career [See 1996 interview in Persian: ]. Two days before her departure, she agreed to be photographed at her small one-bedroom apartment.
I'm grateful for the privilege, and on behalf of all Iranians in the Bay Area, wish her the very best.