Author Sahar Delijani
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Meet the Author: Sehar Delijani

22 August 2013 Last updated at 13:31 BST

Author Sahar Delijani was born in a Tehran prison 30 years ago.

Her parents were political prisoners detained during Iran's Islamic revolution.

Sahar tells the BBC's Nick Higham how her first novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, was based on her early experiences.