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Nader Ebrahimi (Persian: نادر ابراهیمی‎; April 3, 1936 – June 5, 2008) was an Iranian writer, screenwriter, photographer, director and actor. Son to Ata-ol-molk Ebrahimi, who was a descendant of one of the biggest families of Kerman, he got his diploma in Persian literature, and then went on get a license in English literature. He was also affiliated with political activities, which resulted in periods of imprisonment. He worked in various jobs, including teaching and banking. He directed some TV series and Documentaries, such as "The Sound of the Desert". But he's best known as a novelist, for "Three looks at the man coming from", "Forty letters to my wife", "A man in ever lasting banishment", and "Fire without smoke". His career ended when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer. He died at the age of 72 due to Alzheimer's disease.


He was born in 1936 in Tehran. After finishing his high school in Tehran, he enrolled in law school, but withdrew after two years, to achieve his BA in English language and literature.

He tried various jobs. During his lifetime he has been a repairman in the desert, a printery worker, a bank accountant, a magazine layout designer, a translator and editor, a documentary and movie maker, a book seller, a calligrapher, a painter, a university lecturer and a writer.

He began writing at age 16 and never gave it up. His first book A House for Night was a big success. In addition to hundreds of literary articles, he has published more than 100 books.

He also wrote and directed several movies, documentaries and two well-made and popular television series.

He established “Hamgam" institute for children's literature. The Institute received “The Best Publisher in Asia" and "The Best Publisher of the World" awards from Asian and worldwide festivals of children's' books illustration.

He was awarded Bratsylava first prize (1970), UNESCO prize for education, Iran's Book of the Year prize (1970) and several other awards. He was granted the title of "The best fiction writer in 20 years after the revolution" for the novel Fire without Smoke. His work has been translated into several languages.[1]


  • "Atash bedune dood" (Fire Without Smoke)
  • Sedaye Sahra (The Sound of the Desert)
  • Aan ke khial baft, aan ke amal kard (The One Who Dreamed, the One Who Acted)
  • Ibn Mashgaleh(the son of jobs), first published 1345,Roozbehan Publisher, Ebrahimi's autobiography, first volume
  • Abu al-mashagel( the father of jobs),first published 1365,Roozbehan Publisher,Ebrahimi's autobiography, second volume
  • mardi dar tabeed abadi(a man in ever -lasting banishment)
  • bar jade haye abi sorkh(on blue red roads)