Author's Biography 


Author Photo - Firoozeh Dumas


Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan,Iran and, in the 1972, moved to Southern California with her family. She grew up listening to her father, a former Fulbright Scholar, recount the many colorful stories of his life in both Iran and America. Firoozeh Dumas’s second memoir, entitled Laughing without an Accent, was published in May 2008 is a New York Times bestseller. Alexander McCall Smith had this to say, “These stories, like everything Firoozeh Dumas writes, are charming, highly amusing vignettes of family life. Dumas is one of those rare people–a naturally gifted storyteller.”

Firoozeh’s books are a gateway to many conversations, including shared humanity, immigration, language, family and identity.

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Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events

The Distinguished Lecture Committee has invited Firoozeh Dumas to address our students as our 23rd Summer Reading keynote speaker.
This event kicks off the new school year and all MTSU students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Saturday, August 24, 2024
Murphy Center, 2pm

Meet the author for a book signing at the President's Party on the Knoll.

Friday, August 23, 2024

KUC Knoll, 5:00pm-8:00pm