A journalist imprisoned in Iran breaks her silence to tell a harrowing story of imprisonment and ultimate release. While working in Iran last year, Roxana Saberi made international headlines when she was dragged from her home, detained and arrested by intelligence agents.
Cut off from the outside world, Saberi was accused of espionage and later sentenced to eight years in Evin, Iran's most notorious prison. After months of appeals, the charges against Saberi were finally reduced and she was released and returned back to the United States.
In this video, Saberi sheds light on Iran's political regime and the current challenges facing the country.
Susanne Pari's novel, The Fortune Catcher, is a love story and a painless history lesson on the Iran-America situation. It has been translated into six languages. She was an advisor to Edgework Press and the Program Director for their Literary Salons. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.
She sees her job as Program Director for Book Group Expo as a sly opportunity to read every book of every participating author without feeling guilty that she's having so much fun.
Roxana Saberi is a journalist. She is the author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.