Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde


Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, born in 1983 in Iran and raised in Sweden is an author and a founder of human rights organization. She debuted as an author in 2012 and now her second book, What We Owe, is becoming an international phenomenon. The praised novel, strong story about motherhood and hope, has been sold to more than 20 countries.

Ever since it was published at the end of August, What We Owe has been garnering one stunning review after another. Here are the latest excerpts:

“While navigating themes like illness and impending death that are rife with the potential of misstep, [Hashemzadeh Bonde] succeeds in creating a completely unsentimental story and is faithful to Nahid’s voice to such a degree that I forgot that there was a writer behind it. I got to know a person so deeply, in a way I have not before, and catch myself wanting to agree with Nahid. To say the world ought to have treated her better, that life ought to have been better. But I have gotten to know her so well that I also know that she would push my embrace away with a sneer. No matter, Nahid is indispensable to Swedish literature’s cast of characters, and I am deeply grateful that Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde has give her to us.” – Expressen (click here for the full review)

Photo: Helén Karlsson