Arion Golmakani: William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Author of Solacers

Arion Golmakani is an American author of Iranian origin. He was born in Tehran, Iran and migrated to the United States in spring of 1974 at the age of 17. Arion was educated at College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where he received a degree in fine arts, specializing in radio and television. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, for most of his adult life until his employment with Circuit City Stores took him to Virginia where he now resides.

About the Book: Solacers tells the touching story of a 5-year old child's search for family life and safety following the divorce of his parents in Iran during the 1960's. The first child of a heartless father and a discarded mother is left to fend for himself on the streets of Mashhad, seeking food and shelter wherever he can. His lonely early years are an unbelievable tale of cruelty and betrayal on the part of nearly everyone who might be expected to help, save for one aunt who does her best to keep him from starving >>>


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Good luck to your writing career.