The Historical Novel Society reviews Beyond Black There is No Colour by Maryam Diener

‘Maryam Diener aptly describes her book as “a work of imaginative fiction” in which she has successfully contrived to give us her subject with precisely the right amount of sensitivity and compassion without, for one moment, descending into sentimentality. Her feeling for both time and place is relaxed and evocative, while her crystalline prose is a pleasure to read, as she moves her subject through the trajectory of her life with a rare assurance and skill.

This book will encourage readers who may be unfamiliar with Forough Farokhzad’s work to discover her for themselves and be the richer for it. This is one to relish and cherish.’

The Historical Novel Society reviews Beyond Black There is No Colour by Maryam Diener. You can read the review on the Historical Novel Society or on our Chairman’s website here.