Parinoush is a sociologist and psychologist. She worked as Manager of the research department in Supreme Coordination Council for Technical and Vocational Education Ministry in Iran. She has written several novels. SAHME MAN (THE BOOK OF FATE) was the first to be published in translation around the world and instantly became a huge international bestseller. I HID MY VOICE followed to great acclaim and THOSE WHO HAVE GONE AND THOSE WHO HAVE STAYED is her most recent novel.