Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives; Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6066


Laleh Khadivi is the author of The Kurdish Trilogy which includes The Age of Orphans (2009), The Walking (2013), and A Good Country (2017).

Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, VQR, and The Sun.

She has worked as a documentary filmmaker since 2000 and her films have been screened in festivals and on various cable networks. 

MFA Mills College
Selected Publications

Khadivi, L. (2017). A Good CountryNew York: Bloomsbury USA

Khadivi, L. (2013). The Walking. New York: Bloomsbury USA

Khadivi, L. (2009). The Age of Orphans. London: Bloomsbury Publishing

Awards & Distinctions

National Endowment for the Arts Award

Barnes and Noble Discover New Writer Award

Whiting Award

Pushcart Prize

Emory Fiction Fellowship

Wisconsin Fiction Fellowship