Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives; Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


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

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

Selected Publications