Born in Tehran, Fereshteh Molavi was raised and lived there before moving to Toronto in 1998. While in Iran, she published works of fiction. She also translated many literary works and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of short stories in Persian. She is a former research librarian and the Persian bibliographer at Sterling Library, Yale University. Due to censorship in Iran, her latest collection of short stories, Stoning of Summer, as well as her collection of essays, Those Years, These Essays, were released in Europe. Her story Waxina was published in The Third Script, from Transportation Press.