Darius Sepehri

Darius Sepehri is a PhD candidate in the International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies program at the University of Sydney, where he is writing a doctoral thesis focusing on literary and philosophical influences between Europe and the Near East. He was born in Iran and moved to Australia early, and has retained an abiding passion for Persian culture and poetry as well as for English and world poetry, writing, film, religions, art history, philosophy, and the natural world. He placed second in the 2017 Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize for his essay ‘To Speak of Sorrow’.