Peyman Esmaeili

Peyman Esmaeili, born in 1977 in Tehran earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2000. He penned his first collection of short stories, Search Your Raincoat Pockets in 2005, which was awarded the Isfahan Literary Award in 2006. His second book Snow and the Cloudy Symphony, also a collection of short stories, was later published in 2008 and was awarded six literary awards in the same year. These included the Golshiri Literary Award, The Mehregan Literary Award, The Critics and Journalists Award and The Roozi-Roozegari Literary Award for best collection of short stories in 2008. The Guard is his first novel.

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