Payam Feili was born in 1985 in Kermanshah, a city in western Iran. He is a homosexual writer and poet whose works are condemned in Iran due to his sexual orientation. His first book, The Sun’s Platform, was published in Iran when he was nineteen. The book was heavily censored by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Since his subsequent works could not get through the ministry, he started to publish his books outside Iran knowing that it may cause him problems and put him in danger. In 2006 Payam’s first novel, Tower and Pond, and a short-story collection titled Crimson Emptiness and Talking Waters were published in Persian by e-publisher Lulu in the United States. I Will Grow, I Will Bear Fruit... Figs was published by Gardoon Publishers in Germany. His recent works include the novel Son of the Cloudy Years and a collection of poems titled Hasanak, both published outside Iran. He has a dozen other collections of poetry that haven't been able to be published yet. One of his recent poetry books "White Field" has been published in Persian by Nogaam publishing in London in July 2013.
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