HozarNbwA graduate of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program, Nazanine Hozar’s BETWEEN THE WIND AND US is a debut novel set in Iran, tracing the emotional journey of blue-eyed Aria, orphaned as an infant on the streets of Tehran. She is abused by her first adoptive mother, rescued by a second, and through her relationships and chance encounters with a complex web of characters grows into a strong and sophisticated young woman. Canada English rights sold on exclusive submission to Lynn Henry, Publishing Director of Knopf Canada for the Spring 2018 New Face of Fiction program, deal by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.