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Shappi Khorsandi - Author

Shappi Khorsandi was born in 1973 in Tehran and moved to London with her family in 1976 who were exiled after the revolution of 1979. She studied drama at university and has now been a stand-up for over ten years. She has performed all over the world including her annual sell-out run at the Edinburgh festival.

Shappi Khorsandi is one of the country's finest comedians, having launched herself back in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.

Shappi's career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, The Graham Norton Show and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. She is the author of the bestselling childhood memoir, A Beginner's Guide To Acting English which tells the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK.

Nina is Not OK is her first novel.

She lives in West London with her husband and son.

Author photo © Heathcliff OMalley

Featured Books, with extracts, by Shappi Khorsandi

Nina is Not Ok by Shappi Khorsandi
Reader Reviewed Nina is Not Ok
Shappi Khorsandi
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 Debut of the Month. With a fierce, biting sense of reality, this is a provocative, yet beautifully worthwhile, must read. Nina is 17 years old, her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi
A Beginner's Guide to Acting English
Shappi Khorsandi
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 22 October 2009. Shappi Khorsandi gives a warm, humorous and slightly scary view of her childhood growing up in England as exiles from Iran in the 1970’s and 80’s. Well written...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009

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