A Short Biography
Golnoosh Nour is a published poet, prose writer, and lecturer.
Born in Tehran in 1988, she studied for a BA in English Literature at Shahid Beheshti University after which she moved to London to do an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck. In 2017, her debut poetry collection Sorrows of the Sun was published under her then pseudonym, Sogol Sur. Her short story collection The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories was published on the 2nd of April 2020 by Muswell Press. Her writing has been anthologised in internationally recognised publications such as Granta. She has performed both her prose and poetry in numerous literary events across the UK and internationally, including The Shuffle at the Poetry Café, Stoke Newington Literature Festival, The Fringe! Festival, SOAS, RVT, Birkbeck Poetry Live for Arts Week, In Yer Ear, Literary Kitchen Festival, Tate South Lambeth Library, and the UCL Art Society. She has appeared in the BBC Cultural Frontline and Woman's Hour to discuss her work. Since May 2020, Golnoosh has been hosting and designing a radio programme called Queer Lit for Soho Radio Culture/ Alphabet Radio. Golnoosh is the co-editor of Magma 80 and one of the judges of the Queer Writing Competition of Muswell Press.
In 2019, she gained her practice-based Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Golnoosh teaches Creative Writing at UEL and The University of Bedfordshire.
Her fiction is represented by Rebecca Carter at Janklow and Nesbit.
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