Ali Alizadeh’s books include the historical novel The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc (Giramondo, 2017), the short story collection Transactions, the literary memoir Iran, My Grandfather, which was shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and three poetry collections, Towards the End (Giramondo, 2020), Ashes in the Air, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry, and Eyes in Times of War. Alizadeh is a senior lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University. His poetry is set for high school study in Queensland.