Ladane Nasseri is a journalist and writer based in Dubai. Raised between France and Iran, Ladane’s writing explores the upending of lives caught in the wheels of history, identity as shaped by others and by place, and truth from multiple perspectives. In her decade and half at Bloomberg News she led Iran coverage after years as the Tehran-based correspondent and reported from a dozen cities across the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.
Her work has appeared in a host of media outlets such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Businessweek, The Nation, WNYC New York Public Radio, Libération, and literary publications including McSweeney’s and Electric Literature.
She is a 2021-2023 Book Project Fellow at Lighthouse Writers Workshop where she also serves as a nonfiction instructor. Nasseri holds a Master of international affairs from Columbia University and a M.F.A. in literary nonfiction from The New School.
At MacDowell, she worked on a multigenerational story of migration, memory, belonging and attachment to land.
Portrait by Matthew Lloyd