Ghazal Mosadeq is a PhD research student at the department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines in Iran, Canada, UK, Poland and Greece. She also writes poetry for musical compositions and is currently working on her first novel, a detective story set in a psychiatric ward in Tehran.
Lida Nosrati is a literary translator. Her translations have been published and performed in Iran and Canada. She has finished translating an anthology of short stories by contemporary Iranian writers, and is currently translating Chef (a novel by Jaspreet Singh) into Persian, and Shamistan (a novel by Ghazal Mosadeq) into English. She holds a Master of Arts in Translation Studies from York University, and has been awarded fellowships from the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Yaddo.