With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes (memoir)
Troubador, 2017 (forthcoming)
With an introduction by Hushidar Mortezaie
Cover artwork by Arash Ashkar
In a deeply personal encounter with his native Iran, Bekhrad supplants stereotypes with poignant glimpses into the country’s complex and magnificent history.
Deeyah Khan, acclaimed director, producer, composer, and human rights activist
He may have left the table, but you’ve captured Abbas and his life’s work well. Thank you.
If you are looking for someone working hard to understand his cultural background and share it with the rest of the world, it’s Joobin Bekhrad. When I saw him in my studio in Tehran a few years ago, I could not believe my eyes. He had come to see my work and talk to me, despite unpredictable inconveniences. That is not all; his translation of the Robaiyat of Omar Khayyam shows his sensitivity in our times.