Ava is a Kurdish-Iranian-Canadian, writer-in-exile, with two Master’s in “English and Creative Writing” and “English Language and Literature.” Echoes from the Other Land, Ava’s collection of short stories about resistance of modern Iranian women under the oppressive regime, was published by TSARbooks, Toronto. On its universal scale, Echoes from the Other Land, is the story of human endurance, desire, resistance, passion and pleasure. Ava’s short fictions, essays and translations have appeared in numerous English and Farsi journals includingToronto Star and Windsor Review. She was a teacher, journalist, writer and a member of faculty in Iran. In Toronto, Ava teaches Creative Writing, English and ESL.