Maryam Djahani was born into a conservative family in 1986 in Kermanshah. With four older brothers her first struggle was for a self-determined life. She first began to write, initially poetry, while still at grammar school. Subsequently she read literary studies. So far she has published two novels, including the one currently available, and a volume of short stories. She has been awarded many prizes including the renowned Djalal Aleahmad-Prize for the current book.