Hear from award-winning journalist, author, and humanitarian Tara Kangarlou as she discusses her new book “The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of A Country and Its People,” and the intimate stories of ordinary Iranians that fill its pages.

“The Heartbeat of Iran” is available for purchase through Magers & Quinn Booksellers.

About Tara Kangarlou

Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning journalist who previously worked for NBC-LA, CNN, and Al Jazeera America. Her writing and reporting have also appeared in TIME, Vanity Fair, Al Monitor, and the Huffington Post. Tara has spent much time in the Middle East covering the ongoing Syrian conflict – in particular the Syrian refugee crisis and the MENA region at large. As a result of her work in the field, in 2016 Tara founded Art of Hope – the first U.S. nonprofit that’s strictly focused on providing trauma-relief and mental health support through Art Therapy for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon. After nearly four years of reporting and writing, her debut book The Heartbeat of Iran was released on June 1, 2021.