I am a published poet, prose writer, and lecturer.
Born in Tehran in 1988, I studied for a BA in English Literature at Shahid Beheshti University after which I moved to London to do an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck. In 2017, my debut poetry collection Sorrows of the Sun was published under my then pseudonym, Sogol Sur. My short story collection The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories was published on the 2nd of April 2020 by Muswell Press. My writing has been anthologised in internationally recognised publications such as Granta. I have performed both my 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. I have appeared in the BBC Cultural Frontline and Woman's Hour to discuss my work. I design and host a radio programme called Queer Lit for Soho Radio Culture/ Alphabet Radio.
In 2019, I gained my practice-based Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. I teach Creative Writing at UEL and The University of Bedfordshire.
My fiction is represented by Rebecca Carter at Janklow and Nesbit.
Author Photos Peter Clark