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Question answered by Rosanne Rosen, Sr. Vice President of Operations at PTPI
13. If you could meet the author, what questions would you ask her?
I would have so many questions for Professor Nafisi. It’s been 12 years since she left Tehran.
- What are her thoughts on what is happening in Iran today?
- Does she still correspond with any of the young women who were in the book club?
- She doesn’t talk much in the book about her children – what paths have they chosen in life?
- Has she gone back to Iran? If so, by herself or with her children?
- Does she still discuss some of these heady topics with her students? What about her family? Is she still involved in politics?
- She wrote in her epilogue that that she promised not to talk or write about the Magician. Respecting that promise, is there anything she could tell us about the Magician? He was a fascinating and central character in her book and leaves the reader to wonder who he was, how she found him and what happened to him?
- Is life in the United States what she expected? What surprised her the most – what about her family? Does she still ever have moments that she feels “irrelevant” now that she has written a best-selling novel which has impacted thousands and is a professor at Johns Hopkins?