James Buchan holds a degree in Persian studies from Oxford University. He worked for twelve years as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times. He has written three works of nonfiction and six novels, including Heart's Journey in Winter, which won the Guardian Fiction Award, and A Good Place to Die, which was a New York Times Notable Book. He lives on a farm in eastern England.
"Magisterial. . . . James Buchan's Days of God, a survey of
the Pahlavi years, with spectacular detail on the revolution
itself, includes some deft portraiture and notes of literary grace.
Buchan, who lived in Iran in the late 1970s, writes with an
irreverence and confidence born of long familiarity, and the Iran
of his history feels vibrantly present."--Laura Secor "Foreign
"May be the best single general-audience book on the Iranian Revolution. . . . Days of God is a balanced portrait of an unbalanced time, and one of the most distinguished books about a revolution that has still not reached its conclusion."--Graeme Wood "The Christian Science Monitor "