Saeed Tavakkol was born on February 11 1958 (the day of revolution) in Ahvaz a city in southern Iran. He immigrated to the United States in 1983. His chaotic childhood, his participation in revolution and living in the turmoil of the post revolutionary society engaged in a war greatly inspired him to create. He writes fiction, satire, poetry and he paints. He also enjoys playing music, cooking and learning languages.