Azita Ghahreman was born in Mashhad in 1962. One of Iran's leading poets, she has lived in Sweden since 2006. She is the author of five collections of poetry, Eve's Songs (1991), Sculptures of Autumn (1995), Forgetfulness is a Simple Ritual (2002), The Suburb of Crows (2008) and Under Hypnosis in Dr Caligari's Cabinet (2012). In 2013 she was a recipient of Swedish PEN's Prince Wilhelm Award.
Russian and Ukrainian translations of her poems were awarded the Udmurtia Russian Academy's Ludvig Nobel Prize in 2014. Her pamphlet, Poems, was published by the Poetry Translation Centre in 2012. Negative of a Group Photograph, a dual-language Farsi-English edition translated by Maura Dooley with Elhum Shakerifar, is published by Bloodaxe Books with the Poetry Translation Centre.