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country of citizenship: Iran
language of expression: Persian
occupation: writer, novelist
Ahmad E'ta (Persian: احمد اعطا), better known by his pen name Ahmad Mahmoud (Persian: احمد محمود); (December 25, 1931 – October 4, 2002) was a prominent Iranian novelist. One of his works, The Neighbors stands out as one of the most notable novels in modern Persian Literature. He was known as a distinguished social realist writer; by his works mainly concerning the lives of working class and lower class families in the urban societies of the South of Iran, especially in Khuzestan. He used to be a member of the Tudeh Party.
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