Nilofar Shidmehr was born and raised in Iran, and has lived in Canada since
1997. She holds an MFA degree in creative writing from the University of
British Columbia and is currently working on her PhD at the Center for Cross
Faculty Inquiry in Education. Her work has been featured in both Iranian and
Canadian literary magazines, including Descant, A Room of One’s Own, West
Coast Line, Galleon, and the Shahrvand, a widely-read Iranian
newspaper published in Toronto and Vancouver.