Dora Levy Mossanen
Dora Levy Mossanen is an internationally acclaimed bestselling novelist, and book reviewer for The Jewish Journal. Born in Israel, Ms. Mossanen moved to Iran at the age of nine and has lived in Los Angeles since the onset of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Her widely acclaimed novels Harem, Courtesan, The Last Romanov, and Scent of Butterflies have been translated into numerous languages and distributed worldwide.
She is the recipient of the prestigious San Diego Editors’ Choice Award and Best Historical Novel of the Year from The Romantic Times. She has been featured in various publications and media outlets, including Sh’ma, The Los Angeles Times, KCRW, Radio Iran, Radio Russia, and JWT, and has appeared on numerous television programs.
Her writings have been praised by many celebrated authors, among them: Amy Ephron, Steve Berry, Jonathan Kirsch, John Rechy, and Robin Maxwell, to name a few.
Ms. Mossanen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master’s of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California (USC).