A Brief History of Persian Literature

by Piero Scaruffi (E-mail)
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Technically speaking, more than one language is covered by this timeline. The ancient Persian of the Achaemenid Empire was an Indo-European language closely related to Sanskrit and Avestan (the language of Zoroaster) and written in a cuneiform script. During the Sassanian period ancient Persian language evolved into Pahlavi or Parthian or Parsi. In the 7th century Islam forced the Iranians to adopt the Arabic script and Parsi evolved into Farsi. Farsi was also adopted in some Muslim courts of the Indian subcontinent: their major writers are listed here as "Persian" writers.

"Poems" refers to a combination of "Qasida/ Odes", "Masnavi/ Narrative verse", "Ghazal/ Mystical lyric", "Rubai/ Quatrains". When a poet specialized only in one genre of poetry, that genre is indicated.

See Steve Moore: "The Novel" for synopses of the ancient narratives (whether in verse or prose).

The dates of ancient works are obviously wildly approximate.



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"Avesta" (1## AD) [p] +
"Arta-Viraf Namak/ Arda Viraf Namak/ Descent of Arta Viraf to Hell" (3##)
"Denkart/ Denkard/ Acts of the Religion" (6##) [h]
"Bundahisn/ Creation of the Origins" (6##) [h]
"Jamasp Namak" (6##) [h]
"Yatkar-i Zariran/ Ayatkari Zareran/ Memoirs of Zarir" (6##)
"Karnamak-i Artaxshir-i Papakan/ Deeds of Ardashir" (6##)
Abu abd-Allah Muhammed el-Gahshigar (8##): "Hazar Afsanah/ Thousand Myths" (9##)
Abu Abdullah Rudak/ Rudaki/ Abdollah Jafar Ibn Mohammad Roudaki (859): "Poems" (940) [p]
Abu Mansur Daqiqi (93#): "Poems for the Shahnameh" (97#) [p]
Abu Ali Sina/ Avicenna (980): "Danish Nameh-ye Ala'i" (10##) [h]
Haki-m Abol-Qa-sem Ferdowsi Tusi (932): "Shah-nameh" (1010) [p] +
Abul Hasan Ali ibn Julugh Farrukhi Sistani (9##): "Divan" (1037) [p]
Abusaeid Abolkheyr/ Abu Said (967): "Poems" (10##) [p]
Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (10##): "Poems" (10##) [p]
Abu Mansur Qatran-Adudi (1009): "Odes" (1072) [p]
Fakhr al-Dln Gurgani (10##): "Vis o Ramin" (10##) [p]
Abul Qasim Hasan Unsuri (9##): "Divan" (10##) [p]
Abu Najm Abu Ahmad ibn Qaus Manuchehri (10##): "Poems" (10##) [p]
Abu Mansur Ali ibn Ahmad Asadi-Tusi (10##): "Garshasp-nama" (10##) [p]
Abu Mo'in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw/ Nasir-i Khusrau/ Khosrow/ Khosro/ Naser (1004): "Safar Nameh" (10##) [h]
Abu Mo'in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw/ Nasir-i Khusrau/ Khosrow/ Khosro/ Naser (1004): "Rawshana-i-nama/ Shish Fasl/ Book of Enlightenment" (10##) [p] +
Abu Mo'in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw/ Nasir-i Khusrau/ Khosrow/ Khosro/ Naser (1004): "Sadatnama/ Book of Felicity" (10##) [p]
Baba Taher Oryan Hamadani/ Baba Tahir (1019): "Dubayti Poems" (10##) [p]
Data Gasnjbaksh Ali al-Hujviri (10##): "Poems" (1071) [p]
Abu Mo'in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw (1004): "Safarnama" (105#) [h]
Fakhruddin Asad Gorgani (10##): "Vis o Ramin" (10##) [p]
Abul Faraj Runi (10##): "Mathnavi" (11##) [p]
Nizam ul-Mulk/ Nezamolmolke (1018): "Siasat Nameh/ Siyasatnama" (10##) [h]
Kai Kaus (10##): "Nasihat-Nama/ Qabus Nameh/ A Mirror for Princes" (10##) [h]
Youstol Dispage (1005): "Piero Scaruffi" (1099) [p]
"Dastan-e Amir Hamza" (10##)
Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (1058): "Kimiya-ye Sa'adat/ The Alchemy of Happiness" (110#) [h]
Baihaqi (10##): "History of the Ghaznavids" (11##) [h]
Nasrullah/ Nasr Ullah (11##): "Kalila va Dimna" (11##)
Nizami Al-Arudi/ Aruzi (11##): "Chahar Maqala/ Four Discourses" (11##) [h]
Ibn al-Balkhi (11##): "Fars Nameh" (11##) [h]
Amir Muizzi (11##): "Odes" (11##) [p]
Hamid ud-Din (11##): "Maqamat" (1164) [h]
Shihabuddin Amaq (11##): "Yusof o Zoleikha" (114#) [p]
Hakim Sanai (10##): "The Hadiqat-ul Haqiqah/ The Walled Garden of Truth" (114#) [p] +
Hakim Sanai (10##): "Qasida poems" (12##) [p]
Farid ad-Din Attar (1136): "Mantegh at-Tayr/ The Conference of the Birds" (112#) [p] +
Farid ad-Din Attar (1136): "Ghazal Poems" (11##) [p]
Afzaladdin Ibrahim-ibn Ali Nadjar Khaqani (11##): "Tohvat-ul Iraqein/ A Gift of the Two Iraqs" (119#) [p]
Awhad ad-Din 'Ali ibn Vahid ad-Din Muhammad Khavarani Anvari/ Anwari (112#): "Divan" (118#) [p]
Omar Khayyam (1048): "Rubaiyat" (1120) [p]
Masudi Sad Salman (1046): "Poems" (1131) [p]
Nezami Ganjawi/ Nizam ad-Din Abu- Muhammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zaki ibn-Mu'ayyid Nizami (1141): "Makhzan al-Asrar/ The Storehouse of Mysteries" (1163) [p] +
Nezami Ganjawi/ Nizam ad-Din Abu- Muhammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zaki ibn-Mu'ayyid Nizami (1141): "Khusraw o Shirin" (1180) [p]
Nezami Ganjawi/ Nizam ad-Din Abu- Muhammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zaki ibn-Mu'ayyid Nizami (1141): "Layli o Majnun" (1192) [p] +
Nezami Ganjawi/ Nizam ad-Din Abu- Muhammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zaki ibn-Mu'ayyid Nizami (1141): "Haft Peykar/ The Seven Beauties" (1196) [p] ++
Nezami Ganjawi/ Nizam ad-Din Abu- Muhammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zaki ibn-Mu'ayyid Nizami (1141): "Eskandarname/ The Book of Alexander" (1202) [p] +
Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi Maqtul (1155): "Mystical and Visionary Treatises" (1191) [h]
Sad al-Din al-Varavini (11##): "Marzuban ibn Rustam/ The Tales of Marzuban" (11##)
Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif-ibn-Abdullah Sadi/ Mosleh al-Din Saadi (1184): "Bustan/ The Orchard" (1257) [p] +
Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif-ibn-Abdullah Sadi/ Mosleh al-Din Saadi (1184): "Gulistan/ The Rose Garden" (1258) [p]
Molana Jalal al-din Mohamad Balkhi "Rumi" (1207): "Mathnawi/ Masnavi-ye Manavi/ Spiritual Poem" (1273) [p] +
Molana Jalal al-din Mohamad Balkhi "Rumi" (1207): "Diwan-e Shams-e Tabriz-i/ The Works of Shams of Tabriz" (12##) [p]
Mahmud Shabistari (12##): "Gulshani Raz" (13##) [p]
Hamdullah Mostofi (12##): "Zafar Nameh/ Book of Victory" (12##) [p]
Fakhr al-di-n Ibrahim/ Fakhruddin Iraqi (1213): "Lamaat/ Divine Flashes" () [p]
Amiri Khusrav/ Amir Khosrow (1253): "Wastul-Hayat/ The Middle of Life" (1279) [p] +
Amiri Khusrav/ Amir Khosrow (1253): "Ghurratul-Kamaal/ The Prime of Perfection" (1294) [p]
Amiri Khusrav/ Amir Khosrow (1253): "Duval Rani-Khizr Khan/ Romance of Duval Rani and Khizr Khan" (1315) [p]
Amiri Khusrav/ Amir Khosrow (1253): "Aeneye Sekandari" (1300) [p]
Alaiddin Ata-ul-Mulk Juvaini (1226): "Tarikh-i-Jehan Ghusha/ Tarikh-i Jahangushay-i Juvaini/ The History of Conquering The World" (1259) [h]
Minhaj al-Siraj Juzjani (1260): "Tabakat-i-Nasiri" (13##) [h]
Rashid ud-Din (1247): "Jami' ut-Tawarikh/ Universal History" (1316) [h]
Abul-Atta Kamaleddin Mahmoud Khaju Morshedi Kermani (1281): "Nouruz o Gol" (1341) [p]
Sihab al-Din Abd-Allah Saraf Sirazi Vassaf (12##): "Tajziyah al-Amsar va Tazjiyat al-Asar" (13##) [h]
Obeyd Zakani (13##): "Satires" (1372) [p]
Obeyd Zakani (13##): "Mush o-gorbeh/ Mouse and Cat" (13##) [p] +
Khajeh Shamseddin Mohammad Hafez Shirazi/ Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez/ Hafiz (1326): "Divan" (1389) [p] ++
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Khiradnameh Iskandar/ Kheradnameye Eskandari/ Alexander's Wisdom" (1485) [p] +
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Yusof o Zoleikha/ Yousef and Zolaikha" (1483) [p] +
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Salaman o Absal" (1480) [p]
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Sobhato Labrar" (1482) [p]
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Baharistan" (14##) [p]
Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414): "Divan" (14##) [p]
Fattahi Nishapur (14##): "Dasturi Ushiaq" (14##) [p]
Nizam al-Din Shami (13##): "Zafar Nameh/ Zafar-ndma/ A History of Timur" (140#) [h]
Muhammad ibn Khavadnshah Mirkhand/ Mir Khand (14##): "Rozat as-Safa/ Tarikh-e Rozat-ol Safa/ Garden of Purity" (14##) [h]
Davvani (14##): "Akhlaqi Jalali/ The Jalalian Ethics" (14##) [h]
Hosayn Waez Kashefi (14##): "Anvari Suhaili/ The Lights of Canopus" (14##)
Sheik Bighami (14##): "Firuzshahnama/ Adventures of Firuz Shah" (1483)
"Qissai-i Hatim Tai/ Adventures of Hatim Tayy" (11##)
Abu-Taleb Kalim Kashani (15##): "Divan" (16##) [p]
Abu-Taleb Kalim Kashani (15##): "Shah Jahan Nameh" (16##) [p]
Faizi (1547): "Divan" (1595) [p]
Saib/ Saeb of Tabriz (1601): "Poems" (1677) [p]
Mirza Bedil (16##): "Divan" (1721) [p]
Mirza Bedil (16##): "Irfan" (1712) [p] +
Mirza Bedil (16##): "Tilismi Hairat" (17##) [p] +
Mirza Bedil (16##): "Turi Marifat" (17##) [p] +
Ali Hazin (1692): "Poems" (1766) [p]
Seyyed Ahmad Hatef Esfehani (17##): "Poems" (1783) [p]
Saba of Kashan (1765): "Shahanshahnameh" (18##) [p]
Asadullah Ghalib (1796): "Poems" (1869) [p]
Qaani of Shiraz (1808): "Divan" (1854) [p] +
Qaani of Shiraz (1808): "Ketabe Parishan" (18##) [p]
Iraj Mirza (18##): "Poems" (1926) [p]
Mohammad Bagher Mirza Khosravi (1850): "Shams o Tagra" (1910)
Hassn Badi Nosrat-al-Wozara (1872): "Dastan-e Bastan ya Sargozasht-e Kourosh/ An Ancient Story" (1920)
Mohammed Iqbal (1873): "Asrari Khudi" (1915) [p] +
Mohammed Iqbal (1873): "Payami Mashriq" (1923) [p]
Mohammed Iqbal (1873): "Zaburi Ajam" (1927) [p] +
Shaikh Musa Nasri (1882): "Esq o Saltanat ya Fotuhat-e Kourosh-e kabir/ Love and Kingship" (1919)
Mirza Taqi Khan Bahar/ Mohammad-Taghi Bahar (1886): "Poems" (1951) [p]
Hosayn Masrur (1888): "Dah Nafar Ghezelbash/ The Ten Kizilbash" (1948)
Zabih Behruz (1889): "Shah-e Iran o Banu-ye Arman/ The Persian King and the Armenian Lady" (1927)
Abbas Khalili (1891): "Ruzgare Siah/ Black Days" (1924)
Mirzadeh Eshghi/ Mirzada Esghi/ Sayed Mohammad Reza Eshghi (1893): "Ideal-e Pir-mard-e Dehghan/ The Old Peasant's Ideal Wish" (1924) [p]
Mohammad Ali Jamalzadah (1895): "Dar al-Majanin/ The Lunatic Asylum" (1942) or "Gholtashan Divan" (1946) or "Rahaab-nama/ The Story of the Aqueduct" (1948) and Sar o Tah-e Yak Karbas ya Esfahan-nama" (1955) the best ones are the early ones
Abdoal-Hosayn Sanatizada (1895): "Damgostaran ya Enteghamkhahane Mazdak/ The Avengers of Mazdak" (1926)
Ali Dashti (1896): Fetna (1949), Jadu (1952)
Nima Yoshig/ Ali Esfandiari (1896): "Poems" (1959) [p]
Nima Yoshig/ Ali Esfandiari (1896): "Afsane" (1922) [p] +
Hosayn Roknzada Adamiyat (1899): "Daliran-e Tangestani/ The Heroes of Tangestan" (1931)
Mohammed Hejazi (1900): "Ziba" (1931)
Morteza Moshfegh Kazemi (1902): "Tehran-e Makhuf/ The Horrible Tehran" (1922)
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Sayeh-ye Mughul/ Mongol Shadow" (1931)
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Ab-e Zendegi/ The Water of Life" (1931)
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Alawiya Khanom" (1933)
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Buf-e Kur/ The Blind Owl" (1937) +
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Haji Agha" (1945)
Sadeq Hedayat (1903): "Fardaa" (1946)
Youstol Dispage (1903): "Piero Scaruffi" (1939) [p]
Bozorg Alavi (1904): "Cheshmhayash/ Her Eyes" (1952) +
Bozorg Alavi (1904): "Mirza" (1968)
Hosayngholi Mostaan (1904): "Aafat" (1956)
Mohammad Masud (1905): "Tafrihat-e shab/ Nocturnal Pleasures" (1933) +
Mohammad Masud (1905): "Golha-i ke dar Jahannam Miruyand/ Flowers That Sprout in Hell" (1943)
Parvin Etesami (1906): "Poems" (1941) [p]
Parvin Etesami (1906): "Mast va Hoshyar/ The Drunk and the Sober" (19##) [p] +
Khalilullah Khalili (1908): "Poems" (1987) [p]
Jahangir Jalili (1909): "Man Ham Gerya Kardaam/ I Too Have Wept" (1934)
Zayn-al-Abedin Motamen (1914): "Ashiana-ye Oghab/ The Eagle's Nest" (1939)
Javad Fazel (1915): "Eshgh o Ashk/ Love and Tears" (1948), Man To-ra Dust Daaram (I Love You, 1962), and Be Yad-e Man Bash (Remember Me, 1963)
Mohammad Etemadzadeh Behazin (1915): "Mohra-ye Mar/ The Snake Charmer" (1955)
Mohammad Etemadzadeh Behazin (1915): "Dokhtar-e Raiyat/ The Peasant's Daughter" (1951)
Sadeq Chubak/ Choubak (1916): "Tangsir" (1963)
Sadeq Chubak/ Choubak (1916): "Sang-i Sabur" (1966) +
Rasul Parvizi (1919): "Tales" (19##)
Simin Daneshvar (1921): "Suvashun/ The Mourners" (1969) +
Simin Daneshvar (1921): "Jazire-ye Sar gardani/ The Island of Bewilderment" (1992)
Ebrahim Golestan (1922): "Madd o Meh/ The Tide and the Mist" (1969)
Ebrahim Golestan (1922): "Asrar-e Ganj-e Darra-ye Jenni/ The Secrets of the Treasure of the Haunted Valley" (1974) +
Jalal Al-e Ahmad (1923): "Nefirin-e Zamin" (1966)
Gholam-Hosayn Gharib (1923): "Afsana-ye Sarban/ The Legend of the Camel Driver" (1948)
Ali-Mohammad Afghani (1925): "Showhar-e Ahu Kanom/ Ahu Khanum's Husband" (1961) +
Ahmad Shamlou (1925): "Poems" (2000) [p] +
Ali-Mohammad Afghani (1925): maybe one of these: "Shadkaman-e Darra-ye Qarasu/ The Blissful Inhabitants of the Qarasu Valley" (1966) "Dr Baktas" (1985) "Hamsafarha/ Travel Companions" (1988)
Mostafa Rahimi (1925): "Bayad Zendagi Kard/ Life Must Go On" (1977)
Fereydoon/ Feraydoun Moshiri (1926): "Poems" (2000) [p]
Iraj Pezeshkzad (1927): "Da'i jan Napeleon" (1964)
Simin Behbahani (1927): "Poems" (2003) [p] +
Bijan Jalali (1927): "Poems" (19##) [p]
Fereydoon Moshiri (1927): "Poems" (2000) [p]
Mehdi Akhavan-Sales/ Saleth (1928): "Zemestan/ Winter" (1956) [p]
Sohrab Sepehri (1928): "Poems" (1980) [p]
Nader Naderpour (1929): "Poems" (2000) [p]
Ahmad Mahmud (1931): "Hamsayeha/ Neighbors" (1974), Dastan-e yak Shahr (The Tale of a City, 1991), and Zamin-e Sukhteh (Scorched Earth, 1982)
Taghi Modarresi (1932): "Yakolya va Tanha i-e U/ Yakolya and Her Loneliness" (1956) +
Taghi Modarresi (1932): "Sharifjan Sharifjan" (1965)
Pari Saberi (1932): "Man be Baaga-e 'Erfaan/ I to the Garden of Mysticism" () [t]
Jamal Mirsadeghi (1933): "Baadha Khabar az Taghyir-e Fasl Midahand/ The Winds Announce a Change of Season" (1984) +
Jamal Mirsadeghi (1933): "Shab-Cherag/ The Glittering Gem" (1976)
Jamal Mirsadeghi (1933): Atash az Atash/ Fire from Fire" (1985)
Bahman Forsi (1933): "Shab-e Yak Shab-e Dow/ Night One Night Two" (1974)
Esmail Fasih (1935): "Del-kur/ Blind-Hearted" (1970)
Esmail Fasih (1935): "Soraya dar Eghma" (1983)
Esmail Fasih (1935): "Zemestan-e Shast o Dow/ The Winter of '62" (1987) +
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1935): "Dayereh-e Mina/ The Blue Cycle" (1972)
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1935): "Toup/ The Cannon" (1968)
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1935): "Maah-e Asal" (1976) [t]
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1935): "Pardadaaraan-e Aayina-afruz/ The Mirror-polishing Storytellers" (1985) [t]
Gholam Hossein Saedi (1935): "Otello dar Sarzamin-e/ Ajaayeb/ Othello in wonderland" (1985) [t]
Bahram Sadeghi (1936): "Malakut/ Heavenly Kingdom" (1961) +
Forugh Farrokhzad (1935): "Poems" (1967) [p]
Reza Baraheni (1935): "Ruzegar-e Duzakhi-ye Aqa-ye Ayaz/ The Infernal Times of Aqa-ye Ayaz" (1972) +
Reza Baraheni (1935): "Az Chah be Chah/ From One Well to Another" (1983)
Reza Baraheni (1935): "Avaz-e Koshtegan/ The Song of the Slain" (1985)
Reza Baraheni (1935): "Razha-ye Sarzamin-e Man/ Mysteries of My Land" (1987)
Reza Baraheni (1935): "Azada Kanom wa Nevisanda-ash/ Azadeh Khanum and Her Writer" (1988)
Ahmad Aghai (1936) "Cheragani dar Bad/ Illuminations in the Wind" (1988)
Hushang Golshiri (1937): "Shazdeh Ehtejab" (1968) +
Hushang Golshiri (1937): "Kristin o Kid" (1971)
Hushang Golshiri (1937): "Barra-ye Gomshoda-ye Rai/ The Last Lamb of the Shepherd" (1977)
Hushang Golshiri (1937): "Ayinaha-ye Dardaar/ Mirrors With Doors" (1992)
Bahram Beyza'i (1938): "Seh Nemayesh Nameh-ye 'Arusaki/ Three Puppet Plays" (1963) [t]
Bahram Beyza'i (1938): "Chahaar Sanduq/ Four Boxes" (1967) [t] +
Akbar Radi (1939): "Melody of Rainy City" (19##) [t]
Akbar Radi (1939): "Oful/ The Descent" (1964) [t]
Akbar Radi (1939): "Sayyaadaan/ The Fishermen" (1969) [t]
Akbar Radi (1939): "Marg dar Paaiz/ Death in the Autumn" (1970) [t] +
Akbar Radi (1939): "Ahesta Baa Gol-e Sorkh/ Slowly with the Rose" (1988) [t]
Parviz Sayyad (1939): "Mohaakama-ye Sinemaa Reks/ The Rex Cinema Trial" () [t]
Parviz Sayyad (1939): "Khar/ Donkey" () [t]
Mohammad Reza Shafiei-Kadkani (1939): "Poems" () [p]
Samad Behrangi (1939): "The Little Black Fish" (19##)
Jawad Mojabi (1939): "Shahrbandan/ Curfew" (1987)
Jawad Mojabi (1939): "Shab-e Malakh/ The Night of the Locust" (1990)
Jawad Mojabi (1939): "Mumiaii/ Mummified" (1993) +
Mahmud Dowlatabadi (1940): "Owsena-ye Baba Sobhan/ The Legend of Baba Sobhan" (1968)
Mahmud Dowlatabadi (1940): "Ja-ye Khali-e Saluch/ The Empty Place of Saluch" (1979)
Mahmud Dowlatabadi (1940): "Kelidar" (1984) ++
Mahmud Dowlatabadi (1940): "Ruzgar-e Separi Shoda-ye Mardoman-e Salkhorde/ The Bygone Days of the Aged" (1990)
Mahshid Amirshahi (1940): "Elahi" (1996)
Ali-Ashraf Darvishian (1941): "Saal-e Abri/ A Cloudy Year" (1993)
Fattana Hajj Sayyed Jawadi (1942): "Bamdad-e Khomar/ The Morning After" (1996)
Bahram Haydari (1942): "Alaf ke Namishekanad/ A Grass Leaf Doesn't Break" (1997)
Nasim Khaksar (1943): "Ghafas-e Tuti-e Jahan Khanom/ The Cage of Jahan Khanom's Parrot" (1991)
Ali Nasirian (1943): "Bongaah-e Teaatraal Nemaayesh-e Takht-hawzi Dar do Bakhsh/ The Theatrical Agency" (1978) [t]
Mohsen Yalfani (1943): "Molaaqaat/ Visit" (1979) [t] +
Mohsen Yalfani (1943): "Qawitar az Shab/ Stronger than the Night" (1990) [t]
Mohsen Yalfani (1943): "Bonbast/ Dead End" (1990) [t]
Shokuh Mirzadegi (1944): "Bigana-i dar Man/ An Alien in Me" (Uppsala" (1992)
Asghar Elahi (1944): "Tales" (19##)
Shahrnoush Parsipur (1946): "Sag o Zemestan-e Boland/ The Dog and the Long Winter" (1976)
Shahrnoush Parsipur (1946): "Tuba wa Mana-ye Shab/ Tuba and the Meaning of the Night" (1988) +
Shahrnoush Parsipur (1946): "Zanan Bedun-e Mardan/ Women Without Men" (1990)
Ghazala Alizada (1948): "Khana-ye Edrisi-ha/ The House of the Edrisis" (1992)
Reza Daneshvar (1948): "Khosrow-e Khuban/ King of the Beautiful" (1994)
Reza Ghasemi (1949): "Hamnavayi Shabaneye Orchestre Chubha/ Nocturnal Harmony of Wood Instructions" (1996) +
Mahmad Masudi (1949): "Surat al-Ghorab/ The Chapter of the Raven" (1984)
Reza Julai (1950): "Shab-e Zolmani-e Yalda wa Hadis-e Dordkeshan/ The Longest Night of the Year and the Tale of the Tippler" (1990)
Akbar Sarduzami (1951): "Baradar-am Jadugar Bud/ My Brother Was a Sorcerer" (1992)
Zoya Pirzad (1952): "I Turn Off the Lights" (19##)
Daryush Kargar (1952): "Payan-e Yak 'Omr/ The End of a Life" (1994)
Ghazi Rabihawi (1954): "Labkhand-e Maryam/ Maryam's Smile" (1996)
Moniru Ravanipur (1954): "Ahl-e Ghargh/ The People of Drowning" (1989)
Moniru Ravanipur (1954): "Del-e Fulad/ Heart of Steel" (1990)
Sardar Salehi (1954): "Az Pas-e Shana-ye Shah/ From Behind the Shah's Shoulders" (1997)
Jafar Modarres Sadeqhi (1954): "Gavkhuni" (1983)
Jafar Modarres Sadeqhi (1954): "Safar-e Kasra/ Kasra's Journey" (1989)
Jafar Modarres Sadeqhi (1954): "Nakoja-abad/ Nowhere Land" (1990) +
Amir Hasan Cheheltan (1956): "Talar-e'Aineh/ The Hall of Mirrors" (1991)
Fereshteh Sari (1956): "Jazira-ye Nili/ The Cobalt Blue Island" (1991)
Fereshteh Sari (1956): "Aramgah-e Aseghan/ The Lovers' Mausoleum" (1995)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1957): "Hawz-e Soltun/ Soltun's Pool" (1984)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1957): "Bagh-e Bolur/ The Crystal Garden" (1986)
Abbas Marufi (1957): "Samfoni-e Mordagan/ Symphony of the Dead" (1989) +
Abbas Marufi (1957): "Sal-e Balva/ The Year of Catastrophes" (1992)
Abbas Marufi (1957): "Peykar-e Farhad" (1995)
Nassim Soleimanpour (1981): "White Rabbit Red Rabbit" (2008) [t]
Birth dates unknown (contact me if you know them):

Hormoz Shahdadi (): "Shab-e Howl/ The Night of Terror" (1978) +
Bizhan Mofid (): "Shahr-e Qessa/ City of Tales" (1969) [t]
Esmail Khalaj (): "Paatugh/ The Hangout" (1971) [t]
Esmail Khalaj (): "Goldun Kaanom/ Mrs Goldun" (1971) [t]
Salman Farsi Salehzehi (): "Aab Baad Khaak/ Water wind Land" (1989) [t]
Sasan Ghahreman (): "Gosal/ Rupture" (1994)
Mostafa Farzana (): "Khana" (1983)
Mahmud Falaki (): "Sayaha/ Shadows" (1997)
Siavash Pakrah (): "Ka" (2009) [t]
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