Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran in 1978 and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Her debut novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects (2007) was a New York Times Editor's Choice, and 2008 California Book Award winner.
Her second novel, The Last Illusion (2014) was a Kirkus Best Book of 2014 and an NPR Best Book of the same year.
Her most recent work, Sick, is a memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction and the myth of full recovery and was a 'most anticipated book of the year' by Huffington Post.
Porochista Khakpour will be appearing at the upcoming Auckland Writers Festival, details here.