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Fred A. Reed

International journalist and award-winning literary translator Fred A. Reed is also a respected specialist on politics and religion in the Middle East. Anatolia Junction, his acclaimed work on the unacknowledged wars of the Ottoman succession, has been translated in Turkey, where it enjoys a wide following. Shattered Images, which explores the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements in Islam, has also been translated into Turkish, and into French as Images brisées (VLB éditeur, Montréal).

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 thirty times since then. He has also reported extensively on Middle Eastern affairs for La Presse, CBC Radio-Canada and Le Devoir.

A three-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for translation, plus a nomination in 2009 for his translation of Thierry Hentsch’s Le temps aboli, Empire of Desire. Reed has translated works by many of Québec’s leading authors, several in collaboration with novelist David Homel, as well as by Nikos Kazantzakis and other modern Greek writers.

Reed worked with documentarist Jean-Daniel Lafond on two documentary films: Salam Iran, a Persian Letter and American Fugitive. The two later collaborated on Conversations in Tehran (Talonbooks, 2006). He is currently working on a memoir. Fred A. Reed resides in Montréal.

Books by Fred A. Reed

The Green Chamber

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Zora, A Cruel Tale

by (author) Philippe Arseneault
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Takeover in Tehran ebook

The Inside Story of the 1979 U.S. Embassy Capture

by (author) Massoumeh Ebtekar
with Fred A. Reed

Shattered Images ebook

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Then We Were One ebook

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Then We Were One

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Imperial Canada Inc.

Legal Haven of Choice for the World's Mining Industries

by (author) Alain Deneault & William Sacher
translated by Fred A. Reed

A Covenant of Salt e-book

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by David Homel & Fred A. Reed

Empire of Desire

The Abolition of Time

by (author) Thierry Hentsch
translated by Fred A. Reed

A Covenant of Salt

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Conversations in Tehran

by (author) Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

The Baldwins

by (author) Serge Lamothe
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Conversations in Tehran ebook

by (author) Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

All That Glitters ebook

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

All That Glitters

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Truth or Death

The Quest for Immortality in the Western Narrative Tradition

by (author) Thierry Hentsch
translated by Fred A. Reed

Shattered Images

The Rise of Militant Iconoclasm in Syria

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Fairy Ring

by (author) Martine Desjardins
translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Takeover in Tehran

The Inside Story of the 1979 U.S. Embassy Capture

by (author) Massoumeh Ebtekar
with Fred A. Reed

Tsubaki

by (author) Aki Shimazaki
translated by Fred A. Reed

Anatolia Junction

A Journey into Hidden Turkey

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Salonica Terminus

Travels into the Balkan Nightmare

by (author) Fred A. Reed

Persian Postcards

Iran after Khomeni

by (author) Fred A. Reed