Niloufar Talebi is a writer, award-winning translator and theater artist. She is the editor/translator of Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and the Founding Director of The Translation Project (www.TheTranslationProject.ORG). Her multimedia projects include, Four Springs (ODC, 2004) and Midnight Approaches (2006), short poetry videos that have screened at festivals internationally; ICARUS/RISE (world premiere, Theatre Artaud, November 15, 2007); The Persian Rite of Spring, (world premiere, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 14, 2010); and Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels), a libretto reflecting on a decade since 9/11 for composer Mark Grey and Soprano Jessica Rivera. Ātash Sorushān (Fire Angels) is co-commissioned by Meet the Composer, Carnegie Hall, where it world premiered on March 29, 2011, and Cal Performances, where it West Coast premiered on April 3, 2011. She is currently writing a Requiem.
Talebi was born in London to Iranian parents, and received a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College. Visit her at www.NiloufarTalebi.com