Love and Pomegranates
Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

Edited by Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Testimonials from ordinary people who found friendship, mentors and muses in Iran.

Love and Pomegranates is a series of testimonials from people who have journeyed into the heart of the “enemy” and found themselves identifying with the “other.” More than a collection of essays to acquaint readers with Iran, it is a model for citizen diplomacy. It is a maiden voyage on the path to greater understanding.

ISBN: 978-0-9848359-9-7
$18.95 | 296 pp. | A Paperback Original

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Praise for Love and Pomegranates

“I have seen nothing so delightful and insightful about Iran since Terry O’Donnell sadly left us eleven years ago. This is a work to savor slowly, a rich assemblage of fine (Shiraz) wine and appetizers to be taken in any order and at any time.” —Ambassador John Limbert, former hostage in Iran, Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy, and author of Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History 

“A true feast for the senses. Love and Pomegranates perfectly captures the beauty and splendor of Iran. This is a gorgeous book.” —Reza Aslan, bestselling author of No god but God, Tablet and the Pen, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

“. . . a significant contribution to the literature on Iran. Love and Pomegranatesis written in an accessible yet authoritative style.” —Reese Erlich, Peabody award winner and author of The Iran Agenda

“Drawing on the arts, culture and education, this book accomplishes important intervention to counter the fear mongering and stereotypes of Iran that are prevalent today. Love and Pomegranates is a work of citizen cultural diplomacy.” —Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

About the editor

Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Meghan Nuttall Sayres first traveled to Iran in 2005 to attend the country’s first International Children’s Book Festival, and returned in 2009 as the first American to weave on Iran’s World Peace Carpet, a project sponsored by UNESCO. Both her debut novel, Anahita’s Woven Riddle (American Library Association Top Ten Best Books and an Indie Pick) and its companion novel Night Letter, are set in Iran at the turn of the 20th century and are being released by Nortia Press. Meghan lives in Washington State.