International journalist and award-winning literary translator Fred A. Reed is also a respected specialist on politics in the Middle East. Anatolia Junction, his acclaimed work on “the unacknowledged wars of the Ottoman succession,” has been translated in Turkey. Shattered Images, which explores the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements in the Islamic faith, has been translated in Syria.
After several years as a librarian and trade union activist at the Montreal Gazette, Reed began reporting from Islamic Iran in 1984, visiting the Islamic Republic twenty-eight times since then. He has also reported extensively on Middle Eastern affairs for La Presse, CBC Radio-Canada and Le Devoir.
Reed worked with documentarist Jean-Daniel Lafond on the films Salam Iran, a Persian Letter and American Fugitive. He currently resides in Quebec.
Festivals: 2006 (Year Round)