Articles, Reviews, and Interviews


“Ahmad Shamlou on the World Stage: A Conversation with Niloufar Talebi” World Literature Today, May 9, 2019
“Translating the Legacy of Ahmad Shamlou, One of Iran’s Greatest Poets,” Hyperallergic, May 8, 2019
Review: There Will Be Bloom, Parterre Box, May 11, 2019
Review: Abraham in Flames Burns Brightly at Z Space, SF Classical Voice, May 11, 2019
Review: Shadowy and Operatic, ‘Abraham’ explores a young girl’s psyche, SF Chronicle, May 11, 2019
Abraham in Flames is Joshua Kosman’s Chronicle Datebook Pick, May 8, 2019
New Opera, Abraham in Flames, Errupts on SF’s Z Space Stage, Mercury News, May 6, 2019
Abraham in Flames: Art and Authenticity Through a Persian Lens, San Francisco Classical Voice, May 6, 2019
KPFA radio interview with Voices of Middle East and North Africa, May 3, 2019 (last 22 minutes)
Interview with Aleksandra Vrebalov, Susan McMane, Renée Rapier with Sarah Cahill on KALW, May 5, 2019
5 Questions to Niloufar Talebi and Aleksandra Vrebalov about Abraham in Flames, I Care if You Listen, April 30, 2019
Q&A: Abraham in Flames and Being a Multi-Faceted Creator, Operawire, November 7, 2018
So You Want to Make an Opera, San Francisco Classical Voice, September 27, 2018
Interview with Aleksandra Vrebalov on Sarah Cahill’s KALW program, “Revolutions per Minute,” October 1, 2017
Truth, Justice & Memory: On Trials by Fire in the Art of Iran and America, The Huffington Post, May 26, 2017
91.7 KALW “Your Call” interview w/ Rose Aguilar discussing May 31 SF International Arts Festival event, May 23, 2017
Review of Vis & I by Farideh Razi in my translation on Small Press Book Review, December 2016
The Exuberant Epiphany: the Cycle of Life at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Art and Culture Today, January 2016
Review of Epiphany, ‘BAM’s Epiphany -- Concert or Art Installation?’ November 6, 2015
Preview of The Plentiful Peach, ‘Just Peachy,’ by Gary Singh for Metroactive, April 15, 2015
Review of The Investment, ‘Bloody Politics 2014,’ Communities Digital News, December 5, 2015
Review of The Investment, ‘The Future of Opera, in 20 Minute Increments,’ November 29, 2014
Review of The Investment, ‘At Washington National Opera, 20-min operas are on the right track’ November 23, 2014
Review of The Disinherited, ‘Niloufar Talebi, Prolific Geo-artist,’ June 21, 2014
Interview with the Indie Opera Podcast, May 2014
Arts Atlanta review of Atash Sorushan (Fire Angels), March 22, 2014
Huffington Post review of The Persian Rite of Spring, March 20, 2012
SF Chronicle review of Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) West Coast premiere at Cal Performances, April 2011
Financial Times review of Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) West Coast premiere at Cal Performances, April 2011 
SF Classical Voice review of Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) West Coast premiere at Cal Performances, April 2011  
New York Times review of Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) world premiere at Carnegie Hall, April 1, 2011
    ‘Divine Life Force, Please meet Truth and Existence’
WQXR’s Opera Blog: Unveiling Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) at Carnegie Hall, March 29, 2011
Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) interview on Radio Zamaneh, (Audio, in Persian), March 29, 2011
Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) interview on WBAI Radio Tahrir, March 22, 2011 (my segment starts at 34 min)
The Persian Rite of Spring Interview on Radio Zamaneh (Audio, in Persian), March 2011
The Persian Rite of Spring: The Voice of Niloufar Talebi on PBS Frontline, Tehran Bureau, March 2011
BELONGING Review by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. in the Harvard Review, 2011
BELONGING in the New York Review of Books by Claire Messud, 2010
BELONGING Review by Richard Jeffrey Newman in ‘Exiled Ink’ Issue 11 Spring/Summer 2009
Asia Pacific Forum, WBAI - March 2009
Interview with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate - March 2009
‘Iran Away’ in the SF Weekly - January 30, 2009
‘Talebi Addresses the State of Writing in Iran’ in the SF Examiner - January 29, 2009 
BELONGING Reader Reviews on Amazon.com
BELONGING Review by Peter Conners on University of Rochester’s ‘Three Percent’ - December 2008
BELONGING Write-up in Poets and Writers Magazine - July/Aug 2008
BELONGING Write-up on Payvand online magazine - June 12, 2008
Iranian ‘Literary Arts Festival’ and ICARUS/RISE in the SF Examiner - November 12, 2007
Radio and Television interviews in English and Persian, and more reviews


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