I’m Editing a New Memoir By Shirin Ebadi, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize


Random House to Publish Memoir by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize-Winner, Shirin Ebadi

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only Iranian Nobel laureate, will publish a new memoir. Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran depicts for the first time the pressure and constant surveillance the Iranian government has put on Dr. Ebadi and her human rights work since she won the Nobel Peace Prize. Years of intimidation and violence – including the detention of her sister and daughter, an espionage plot involving her husband, and the ransacking of her offices in Tehran – ultimately destroyed her family and forced Dr. Ebadi into exile, a story she has never told before. Treachery is about personal and political betrayal and illuminates many of the issues of today involving Iran, political Islam, and the Middle East.

“Building Iran has been my life’s work, from the moment I became a judge through to today,” said Ebadi. “The revolution stripped me of my judgeship, but I have struggled alongside the women of Iran to secure equality and freedom. I wrote my new book to document our determination. One day we will prevail, and I pray and hope that history will record our efforts.”

Random House Vice President and Executive Editor David Ebershoff acquired world rights from Karolina Sutton of Curtis Brown UK. Random House plans to publish Treachery in early 2016.