Portrait of Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh is a writer and academic, based in Melbourne. 

His books include the new novel, The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc (Giramondo, 2017); the work of fiction, Transactions (UQP, 2013); the collection of poetry, Ashes in the Air (UQP, 2011) and the work of creative non-fiction, Iran: My Grandfather (Transit Lounge, 2010). 

Iran: My Grandfather was shortlisted for a 2011 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and Ashes in the Air was shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award.

Ali’s research and writing interests include the connection between politics and literature, writing and history, aesthetic theory and poetry, and art and violence. He was born in Iran in 1976 and migrated to Australia at the age of 14. He has lived and worked in China, Turkey and Dubai and is now a lecturer at Monash University.