My Uncle Napoleon

A Historic Evening with Iraj Pezeshkzad & Dick Davis April 16, 2009

Dubbed as “the most beloved Iranian novel of our time,” My Uncle Napoleon is Iraj Pezeshkzad’s widely-acclaimed literary masterpiece, a hilarious satire about youthful love in an extended Iranian family ruled by the egomaniacal and paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon.

The novel’s universal themes of love and family relationships, blended with its keen insight into the country’s culture, traditions, and attitudes toward the West, have not only rendered it a bestseller, but have also led to its adaptation as the most popular television series in modern Iranian history.

That this brilliant work caricaturizing the influence and power wielded by the British over Iran’s national affairs has now been artfully rendered into English—the language of those who are the very object of such deep-rooted suspicion—by an Englishman no less, is a remarkable and fitting irony indeed.

For the first time, the Nour Foundation brings together the author who has entertained millions with his wit and humor and the translator who has opened this timeless novel to the Western world for a historic meeting to discuss the zany story, colorful characters, and side-splitting plot twists that comprise this classic work.

A reception and book signing by both writers will take place immediately following the event.

Location: The University Club of New York
One West 54th St., New York, NY 10019