Kader Abdolah in October 2008
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|Alma mater||University of Teheran|
Kader Abdolah (Persian: قادر عبدالله, born 12 November 1954 in Arak, Iran) is a Persian–Dutch writer, poet and columnist. He has written books and many articles in Dutch and is known for using Persian literary items in his Dutch works. He regularly appears on Dutch TV channels as well.
Kader Abdolah studied physics in Teheran. He joined the left-wing movement opposing the Shah – and later the Khomeini – regimes. He fled to the Netherlands as a political refugee in 1988. In 2006 he was writer in residence at Leiden University. Today he lives in Delft, writing under a pseudonym composed of the names of two executed friends.
Het huis van de moskee (The House of the Mosque) catapulted Abdolah onto the Dutch bestseller lists. It was voted second best Dutch novel ever in Holland. The English translation was released worldwide in January 2010.
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