Mohammad-Ali Jamālzādeh (1892-1997)

Death:  8th November 1997
Location:  Cimetière du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland Plot: Block number 22
Photo taken by:  Mohammadhassan.Mohammadi

Iranian writer who is often referred to as the father of Persian short-story writing.  Jamalzadeh's major work Yeki Bud Yeki Nabud (یکی بود یکی نبود - Once Upon a Time) was published in Berlin in 1921 and did not reach Iran until a year later, and when it did, it was not received favourably. The public, especially the clergy, loathed Jamalzadeh's portrayal of their country to the degree that copies of the book were burned in public squares.