Vali Khalili's tale "Fear Is the simplest Keeper of secrets and techniques" has been named a finalist for the non-public Eye Writers of the United States Shamus Award for top P.I. brief Story!
Named a remarkable Translation of 2014 via World Literature Today
"This access in Akashic's noir sequence takes the gritty sensibilities born out of yankee movie and fiction to Tehran."
"A journey de strength to not be missed."
--World Literature Today
"Tehran Noir isn't just a pretty good crime assortment, yet an illuminating look at daily lifestyles within the center East, with spiritual and political implications galore, in addition to racial tensions effervescent simply underneath the surface...The tales in Tehran Noir aren't continually effortless to learn, yet they're accomplishing the extreme."
--San Francisco publication Review
"The 15 tales during this assortment additionally come from a stellar and various solid of Iranian writers....A assortment similar to this may deliver Iran to lifestyles for the international reader in a fashion different fiction and non-fiction cannot....Superb."
"Tehran Noir is a invaluable addition to Akashic's collection...bloody and beautiful."
--Digging during the Fat
"Tehran Noir will turn out attention-grabbing interpreting to an individual with an curiosity in Iran. it will likely be both exciting for a reader who's easily eager about a theocratic society within the twenty first century, or what grew to become of a colourful, cosmopolitan society after the autumn of its dynastic ruler."
Launched with the summer time '04 award-winning most sensible vendor Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books maintains its groundbreaking sequence of unique noir anthologies. every one booklet is made from all-new tales, every one set in a special local or situation in the urban of the book.
Includes brand-new tales by: Gina B. Nahai, Salar Abdoh, Lily Farhadpour, Azardokht Bahrami, Yourik Karim-Masihi, Vali Khalili, Farhaad Heidari Gooran, Aida Moradi Ahani, Mahsa Mohebali, Majed Neisi, Danial Haghighi, Javad Afhami, Sima Saeedi, Mahak Taheri, and Hossein Abkenar.
From the creation via Salar Abdoh:
"There is anything of either the totally miraculous and certainly disgraceful approximately Tehran. yet such a lot writers worldwide tend to imagine that their very own sprawling city is the capital of each conceivable vice and crime, of most unlikely love and tenderness and cruelty and malice in measures that seldom exist anyplace else. For me, Tehran's case isn't any different--except that there relatively is a distinction the following. the town could be a hothouse of decadence, a den of inequity, all that. however it nonetheless exists below the watchful eye of a really precise entity, the Islamic Republic. town enforces its personal morality police, and there are common public hangings of drug buyers and thieves. due to this, there's a raging feel of a cut up character in regards to the place--the imposed propriety of the mosque rubbing opposed to the hidden (and extra usually now not so hidden) rhythms of the genuine city...
There is usually a component of the tip of the area approximately this position. a sense of being as soon as faraway from the sting of the precipice. in different places i've got referred to as it the "Seismic City"--the seismic sanctuary. All of this may finish at some point. certain. and perhaps ahead of later. And while it does, via God, we are going to pass over it."