Arvin Ahmadi in Conversation with Ema O’Connor and Azar Nafisi

  • February 6, 2018

The author of Down and Across comes to DC on Thurs., Feb. 8th, at 7PM.


In Arvin Ahmadi's debut novel, Down and Across, Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can't commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming, Scott's parents pressure him to get serious about a career path like engineering or medicine. Desperate for help, he sneaks off to Washington, DC, to seek guidance from a famous professor who specializes in grit, the psychology of success. He never expects an adventure to unfold out of what was supposed to be a one-day visit...

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. Down and Across is his first novel.

He will be in conversation with Ema O'Connor, a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News in DC, and Azar Nafisi, the critically acclaimed author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.

At Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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