I am Meghan Nuttall Sayres, an author and tapestry weaver. My most recent books include Night Letter, a novel set in early 20th century Iran. It is a companion to my debut novel to Anahita’s Woven Riddle, and an anthology Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran.
I invite you to scroll through this slideshow to see photographs of the places that have inspired my work. The image of the book inside the woven saddle bag was taken at a reading I gave in my friend’s carpet shop called Adnan and Hasan’s in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. The novel shown is the Turkish translation of Anahita’s Woven Riddle: Sicak Bir Ask Masali. Thus far, the book has also been translated into Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Farsi with editions forthcoming in India. Please click on the image of Anahita’s Woven Riddle below to read interviews with the translators, illustrators and graphic artists from these countries.