Essays, Stories, and Press


BBC Radio 4

Listen to Dina Nayeri on A Picture Held Us Captive, on BBC Radio 4.


Bon Magazine

Read “Inside the Perimeter,” an interview and photo shoot for Bon Magazine.


The New Yorker

Refuge reviewed in The New Yorker, Briefly Noted.


Conjunctions

Read Dina Nayeri’s short story, “Pedalo” in the Fall 2017 issue of Conjunctions titled “Being Bodies”.

Canongate Books

The Ungrateful Refugee, a book of narrative nonfiction about the refugee experience in the West, has been acquired by Canongate Books.


New York Times Book Review

Refuge reviewed in the New York Times Book Review.


New York Times

Refuge reviewed in the New York Times,
Dina Nayeri’s ‘Refuge’ Follows the Reinvention of an Exile.


New York Times

Refuge is a New York Times Editor’s Choice.


The Guardian

Read Dina Nayeri’s article Yearning for the end of the world in The Guardian.


Refinery 29

Read Dina Nayeri’s article Can An Author Write About Their Parents? in Refinery 29.


MPR

Listen to an interview with Dina Nayeri on MPR,
What it’s like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty.


NPR

Listen to Dina Nayeri’s interview
‘Refuge’ Captures Divide Between Father And Daughter Through Lens Of Immigration on NPR.


CNN

Watch Dina Nayeri on CNN’s “Connect the World”.


The Center for Fiction

Read Dina Nayeri’s article
The Book That Made Me a Reader: Dina Nayeri on Behrangi, Golding, and Ishiguro
on The Center for Fiction.


Electric LITERATURE

Read an Excerpt from Refuge
A Story About What A Thrice-Divorced Man Took for Granted on Electric Lit.


Largehearted Boy

Listen to Dina Nayeri’s Book Notes music playlist for her novel Refuge on Largehearted Boy.


The Millions

Refuge featured in The Millions’ Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2017 Book Preview.


Read it Forward

Read Dina Nayeri’s essay On Lying and Auto-Fiction on Read it Forward.


Guernica

Read an excerpt from Refuge in Guernica.


The Southern Review

Read Dina Nayeri’s short story A Big True in The Southern Review.


BookPage

Read an interview with Dina Nayeri
Somewhere safe in a callous world on BookPage.


Los Angeles Times

Read Dina Nayeri’s article
The indoctrination of a young girl for The Los Angeles Times.


New York Times

Read Dina Nayeri’s review of
A Good Country for The New York Times.


The New Yorker

Read Dina Nayeri’s article
My Father in Four Visits Over Thirty Years in The New Yorker.


Time

Refuge was included in the June 12 issue of Time, where it’s featured as one of
“Seven New Novels That Will Take You Around The Globe”.


BookPage

Refuge was on BookPage’s “Trend Report” for the “12 Best Novels of Immigrants and Refugees”.


Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune included Refuge in their Big Summer Books recommendation guide.


W Magazine

Refuge is featured as one of the “Beach Reads” in the June/July issue of W Magazine!


The Guardian

Read Dina Nayeri’s article “I made a statistical game out of dating: could I crack the formula for love?”, in The Guardian.


CBC Radio

Listen to Dina Nayeri’s interview on The Current about “the ungrateful refugee”.


The Guardian

Read Dina Nayeri’s article The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’ in The Guardian.


Electric Literature

Read Dina Nayeri’s article How Love Ends: Scenes from a Refugee Hotel in Electric Literature.


New York Times

Read Dina Nayeri’s article After London Attack, Living Between Cultures in the New York Times.


Electric Literature

Read Dina Nayeri’s story “A Faded Sense” included in Electric Literature’s picks for The Five Stages of Grief.


Electric Literature

REFUGE included in 34 Books by Women of Color to Read this Year.


New York Magazine

Read Dina Nayeri’s article An ugly snow day at Harvard Business School in New York Magazine.


NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Visit Dina Nayeri’s National Endowment For The Arts Writer’s Corner Page.


New York Times Magazine

Read Dina Nayeri’s article My Divorce, My Father, My Mistake in  New York Times Magazine.


NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Dina Nayeri has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship for 2016.


Epoch Magazine

Dina’s essay “Scenes from a Refugee Hotel” was published in Epoch Magazine.


Marie Claire

Read Dina’s article “The Naked Truth: My Total Vulnerability Experiment” in Marie Claire.


Travel and Leisure

Read Dina’s article “Red Light, Green Light: Amsterdam’s Changing Red Light District” in Travel and Leisure.


The O. Henry Prize Stories

Dina’s short story “A Ride out of Phrao” chosen for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015


Vice

Read Dina Nayeri’s article The Complicated Beauty of the Persian Nose in Vice Magazine.


Electric Literature

Read Dina Nayeri’s short story A Faded Sense on Electric Literature (Recommended Reading).


Wall Street Journal

Read Dina Nayeri on Keeping Up with Her Peace Corps Mom for the Wall Street Journal.


Los Angeles Review of Books

Read Dina Nayeri’s review of The Pomegranate Lady and her Sons for the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Alaska Quarterly Review

Dina Nayeri’s “A Ride out of Phrao” is the lead short story in the
Fall & Winter 2013 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review.


Vice

The Daily BeastRead Dina Nayeri’s article The Most Intimate Sense: Notes from a Fragrant Book Party on Vice.


The Daily Beast

The Daily BeastRead Dina Nayeri’s article An Exile Searching for Home on The Daily Beast.


Brooklyn Quarterly / Salon

Brookly Quarterly SalonRead Dina Nayeri’s piece on Persian idioms in The Brooklyn Quarterly  and Salon.com.


Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed Dina Nayeri’s publisher Riverhead voted “most feminist publisher” (The New Republic). See the list of sensational women writers.


Project Gravitas

Project GravitasProject Gravitas campaign with writers Dina Nayeri, Jen Percy and Mira Jacob to support Afghan Women’s Writing Project.


Penguin Blog

Penguin BlogRead Afternoons in the Stacks, by Dina Nayeri on the Penguin Blog.


Marie Claire

donnamoderna_logoRead Dina Nayeri’s article Back in the Game on Marie Claire.


Guernica/PEN

donnamoderna_logoRead Dina Nayeri’s flash fiction piece, Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo, in Guernica/PEN.


Donna Moderna

donnamoderna_logoRead Dina Nayeri’s interview in Donna Moderna (Italy).


Best American Non-required Reading

Wall Street needs an MFA Dina Nayeri’s short story Arya published in Alaska Quarterly Review was chosen as a notable story for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.


The Best American Short Stories

Wall Street needs an MFA The excerpt of A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea published in The Southern Review was chosen as a notable story for The Best American Short Stories 2013.


Salon

Wall Street needs an MFA Read Dina Nayeri’s article Wall Street needs an MFA on Salon.


Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Read Dina Nayeri’s interview in the Chicago Tribune.


Elle

Fréquence Protestante Dina Nayeri featured in Elle Magazine (France).


Fréquence Protestante

Fréquence Protestante Listen to a radio interview with Dina Nayeri, Dina’s French editor Déborah Kauffmann, and Dina’s translator Valérie Bourgeon on Fréquence Protestante (France).


LA Croix

LA Croix Dina Nayeri featured in La Croix Magazine (France).


Woman

Woman Magazine Dina Nayeri featured in Woman Magazine (Germany).


Archetype Interview

Archetype Archetype interview with Dina Nayeri on The House of the Mosque.


PBS Video

PBS Video Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri discusses her work and the writing process with Host Alberto Rios.


Reuters Q & A

Dina Nayeri Read Q & A with Dina Nayeri on Reuters – Book Talk: Story of the twin sister left behind in Iran.


Nova Planet

Writer's Digest - Dina Nayeri Listen to podcasts on Nova Planet: La Valise & Le Contrôle Douanier de Nova.


Prairie Lights

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 11.02.21 AMWatch Dina Nayeri read at Prairie Lights


Author Magazine

Author Magazine - Dina Nayeri Watch an interview with Dina Nayeri at AuthorMagazine.org.


Writer’s Digest

Writer's Digest - Dina Nayeri 5 Unexpected Lessons From Inside The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


The Lit Show

Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri discusses her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea on The Lit Show.


Center for Fiction

fictionRead Dina Nayeri’s piece On Writing Space for Writers on Writing/centerforfiction.org.


The Atlantic

Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri featured in the series By Heart in The Atlantic.


Salon

Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri’s article Divorce from my best friend on Salon.


Milli Millu Confidential

Milli Millu Confidential - Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri featured on Milli Millu.


Art Info Interview

Art Info Interview Dina Nayeri Read the Art Info Interview: How I Write: Dina Nayeri.


International Women’s History Month Literary Festival

International Women's History Month Literary Festival Dina Nayeri discusses the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women at the International Women’s History Month Literary Festival. Listen to the podcast here.


DC Spotlight

DC Spotlight A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is on DC Spotlight’s “Top 10 February Books to Know”.


Literary New England Radio

Listen to Dina Nayeri and NBCC nominees on Literary New England Radio.


Radio National

Listen to an interview with Dina Nayeri on Radio National.


Library Journal

Dina Nayeri Discusses Authenticity and Research at ALA Midwinter.


Vogue Magazine

Daughter of the Revolution: An Interview with Dina Nayeri in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Vogue magazine.


Book Notes Series Playlist

Read about Dina Nayeri’s Book Notes music playlist for her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea. You can also stream the playlist at Spotify.


Vanity Fair Magazine

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea featured in the March 2013 “Hot Type” section of Vanity Fair magazine.


Discover Great New Writers

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea has been chosen for the Barnes & Noble Spring 2013 Discover Great New Writers Program.


Bust Magazine

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea reviewed in the February/March 2013 issue of Bust magazine.


Cosmopolitan Magazine

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea featured in the February 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.


Triquarterly

Story “Akh Joon” in the Winter 2013 issue of Triquarterly


Michigan Quarterly Review

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea Excerpt in the Winter 2012 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review.


The Southern Review

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea Excerpt in the Spring 2012 issue of The Southern Review.


Alaska Quarterly Review

Short story “Arya” in the Fall 2012 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review.


Granta New Voices: Dina Nayeri

Published on granta.com Sept 3, 2012 New Voices highlights the best emerging talents on granta.com. The latest in the series is Dina Nayeri, whose fiction here tells of a migration from Iran to the Midwest of America, the new role a doctor father finds himself in and the family’s attempts to find a place in this new community. Her piece here is extracted from her second novel in progress, In Transit. Her first, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, will be released by Riverhead Books in February 2013. The publication of ‘In Transit’ by Nayeri comes the day after New Voice Henry Marsh was announced. You can read an interview with Nayeri here.