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Lila Azam Zanganeh

on Nabokov

Lila Azam Zanganeh was born in Paris to Iranian parents. After studying literature and philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she moved to the United States to teach literature, cinema and Romance languages at Harvard University. Since 2002, she has been a contributor to Le Monde and has been published in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Nation, The Paris Review, and La Repubblica. Her first book, The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness, appeared in 2011 internationally. She is currently at work on a novel titled The Orlando Inventions. Lila is fluent in six languages and serves on the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee. She is the recipient of the 2011 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism, awarded each year by the Center for Fiction. She writes and lives in New York City.