15 November 1941|
25 August 1997 55) (aged|
|Notable works||The leopards who have run with me|
|Spouse||Parvaneh Mohseni Azad|
|Children||Nathanael , Yuhanna|
Bijan Najdi (Persian: بیژن نجدی, pronounced [biːʒæn nædʒdiː];) (15 November 1941 in Khash, Iran – 25 August 1997 in Lahijan, Iran) was an Iranian writer and poet. Najdi is most famous for his short story collection The leopards who have run with me (1994).
Bijan Najdi was born in Khash, a county in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. His parents were from Gilan. When he was four, he lost his father in a murder incident. He got his basic education in Rasht. He got his M.A in Mathematics and was one of the first writers to go to the front in Iran-Iraq war. He started writing when he was young, and published his notable book "The leopards who have run with me" in 1994, three years before his death. This book received a Gardoun award as one of the best short story collections ever written in Iran.
- The leopards who have run with me – 1994
- Repeated stories
- Unfinished stories
- Out of those streets, again
- The sisters of this summer
Sepideh Farsi made a film based on four of his short stories.
- How to pronounce Bijan Najdi?
- four short stories by Bijan Najdi (Persian)
- four poems by Bijan Najdi (Persian)
- An online collection of his poems (Persian)
- Najdi's Photo in Lahijan