Maryam Madjidi moved to Paris for the first time in 1986 with her parents who were political asylum seekers, running away from Iran. She studed at Sorbonne University, achieving her masterclass in comparative literature, before becoming a teacher. She lived in Beijing and Istanbul, teaching French for almost six years. She now lives in Paris and is still teaching French to young immigrants with the French Red Cross. This author is supported by the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

Events Maryam Madjidi was involved in

  • Author Talks & Mystery Library

    Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

    Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station.


  • Panel: Brannavan Gnanalingam, Witi Ihimaera & Maryam Madjidi

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

    Brannavan Gnanalingam, Witi Ihimaera and Maryam Madjidi sit down for a panel discussion on the themes of location and displacement in their recent works.


  • EUNIC Reading & Reception

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    With the European Union National Institutes for Culture, we'll be spotlighting writers from EU countries who will read short excerpts from their work in their own languages.