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Author Bios: Jacqueline Saper

Jacqueline Saper is an author, speaker, columnist, and translator. Her memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran (University of Nebraska Press—Potomac Books, 2019), is the winner of the Chicago Writers Association 2020 Book of the Year Award for traditional nonfiction. The book is also a finalist for both the 2020 Clara Johnson Award, and the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards. Fluent in Farsi and English, Saper subtitled and translated the Alex and Ali movie, winner of the Frameline39 Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary. Her opinion columns and articles appear in national and international publications, including The Seattle Times, Foreign Policy News, The Jerusalem Post, Sun-Sentinel, and The Forward, Aish, and The Times of Israel, among others. She is the recipient of Oakton College's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Fred Reiss, San Diego Jewish World

Susan Gaspar, Windy City Reviews

Angalia Bianca & Linda Beckstrom, Chicago Writers Association 2020 Book of the Year Award

Teme Ring, Chicago Now of the Tribune

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