Negar Maghsoudi (she/her)

Negar is an Iranian writer, artist, writing mentor, and Japanese language teacher. She graduated in Biotechnology BA, then took interest in Japanese language, and creative writing. She’s the head of the Japanese language institute, NIPPON HANA. Negar is an expert in Persian and Japanese culture, and has been writing fantasy and science fiction novels, and mentoring writers in Iran. She is also one of the main cast members of Yuri on Radio; a popular Iranian podcast about manga, anime, storytelling, and Japanese culture.

She’s worked as a mentor to language learners and writers, and as an assistant for editors and publishers.

“I’d love to help writers find their way to shine. I want to give back the sort of guidance I’ve received from my own mentors, and give back to the community this way.”

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