Hadi Khorsandi

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About Hadi Khorsandi Hadi Khorsandi (Persian: هادی خرسندی) is a contemporary Iranian poet and satirist. Since 1979, he has been the editor and writer of the satirical journal Asghar Agha . Khorsandi is particularly renowned for his examination of Iranian socio-political matters, particularly his open criticism of all forms of dictatorship and religious fundamentalism. He has lived in exile in London, England since the Iranian Revolution, following criticism of the new regime. He was also the subject of death threats during the 1980s. Khorsandi was the recipient of the Hellman-Hammett Award in 1995. In 2009 he signed an open letter of apology posted to Iranian.com along with 266 other Iranian academics, writers, artists, journalists about the Persecution of Bahá'ís. He is the father of Shappi Khorsandi, a UK-based Iranian comedian.

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Iran Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
11. Reza Baraheni 2450
11. M. Reza Ali-Payam 5213
12. Ebrahim Nabavi 2354
13. Sohrab Sepehri 2010
14. Sadeq Hedayat 1646
15. Hadi Khorsandi 1491
16. Sayyed Morteza Avini 1461
17. Samad Behrangi 1306
18. Jalal Al e Ahmad 778
19. Iraj Janati Ataei 578

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Rank Person Name Total
122. Tolstoy 1895
123. Sadeq Hedayat 1646
123. Mircea Eliade 1865
124. Blaže Koneski 1500
124. May Ziade 1619
124. Tammam Hassan 2152
125. Bachtyar Ali 1473
125. Sohrab Sepehri 2010
125. Roberto Fontanarros 1538
126. Hadi Khorsandi 1491
126. Mahmoud Darwish 2057
126. Sayyed Morteza Avini 1461
126. Marin Preda 1830
129. Kavignar Thamarai 1358
129. Victor Hugo 1441
130. Said Akl 1353
130. Marko Cepenkov 1400