Writers on Writing: Anita Amirrezvani
The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public every Monday evening of the semester. Taught by Donna de la Perrière, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.
Amirrezvani is the author of the novels Equal of the Sum and The Blood of Flowers. The Historical Novel Society has described Equal of the Sun as “a fine political novel, full of rich detail and intrigue, but...also a thought-provoking study of the intersection between gender and power.” USA Today described The Blood of Flowers as “filled with intricate designs, vivid colors, and sparkling gems.” It has appeared in more than 25 languages and was long listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Amirrezvani is an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts and Sonoma State University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from SF State in 2009.