November 1, 2021 – Irina Papancheva’s latest manuscript Brussels Naked, which she has written in English, will come out first in Persian with the publishing house Sibesorth under the title Brussels.
Saaghar Esmaeeli has translated the novel and Farid Ghadami is currently editing it.
The evocative cover has been designed by Mehdi Nessiri
‘Brussels Naked’ is an experimental novel in the form of twelve interconnected novellas, each named after municipalities or neighbourhoods in Brussels, and each with a different narrator. It covers a period of fifteen years and is built around three main arcs: the life of Iris, Brussels itself as a protagonist and the EU crises, captured in the stories of ordinary people.