Portrait of Shokoofeh Azar

Shokoofeh Azar

Shokoofeh Azar is an Iranian-Australian journalist and author, living in Australia since 2010 as an asylum seeker. She is the author of The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree which was published in 2017 by Wild Dingo Press in Melbourne. This debut novel was nominated for the International Booker prize, The Stella, The Pen and National Awards.

Shokoofeh is now completing her second novel the title of which is The Touba Tree of Our Kitchen. This novel has received two grants so far by Creative Victoria and The Council of Arts.