Books Sara Khalili Books by Sara Khalili Sara Khalili has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Sara Khalili Author Interviews 'Pomegranate Lady' Depicts The Comedy And Tragedy Of Exile December 7, 2013 Goli Taraghi writes about life in Iran — about love, loss, alienation and exile. She is particularly equipped to the task, as her own exile from the country began in 1980 at the outset of the Iranian Revolution. She discusses her latest collection of short stories, The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons. 'Pomegranate Lady' Depicts The Comedy And Tragedy Of Exile Listen · 5:38 5:38 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/249237327/249494858" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Censoring An Iranian Love Story' December 18, 2009 The American debut by Shahriar Mandanipour is a love story, a mystery and an exploration of the political situation in Iran. Best Books Of 2009 The Best Debut Fiction Of 2009 December 18, 2009 Granta editor John Freeman picks the year's top five debuts by fiction writers. The list includes three collections of short stories and two novels. Freeman says the era of the splashy debut might be gone, but these authors demonstrate, despite their short publishing histories, that first-time writers can still make a big impression.