Ali Alizadeh writes about history, memory, revolutions and love. He grew up during a war in the Middle East and migrated to Australia as a teenager. He dropped out of a Civil Engineering degree to become an artist.
He received a PhD for writing an epic poem about Joan of Arc. He has busked poetry in Melbourne and judged a student debate on Chinese television. He has written novels, plays, collections of poetry and scholarship.
His books include The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc (2017), Transactions (2013), Ashes in the Air (2011), Iran: My Grandfather (2010) and The New Angel (2008). He lectures at Monash University