Kamin Mohammadi is an Iranian-born freelance journalist, editor, broadcaster and public speaker who has written for, among others, the Financial Times (UK and China), The Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Virginia Quarterly Review (US), Time (US), Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Sunday Times of India, Condé Nast Traveller (UK and Italy), Psychologies, Donna Moderna (Italy), Men’s Health, Vogue Korea, as well as co-authoring The Lonely Planet Guide to Iran and numerous other travel guide books. Her journalism has been nominated for an Amnesty Human Rights in Journalism award in the UK, and for a National Magazine Award for Best Essay by the American Society of Magazine Editors in the US. She appears regularly on BBC Radio Four commentating on Iranian issues, on which she also gives talks and lectures in the UK, Italy and US.
An avid commentator, she has appeared on BBC Radio Four’s WOMAN’S HOUR, MIDWEEK, FOUR THOUGHT and THE WORLD TONIGHT, BBC World Service’s OUTLOOK and THE WORLD TODAY WEEKEND, Channel Four Radio’s THE MORNING REPORT, Monocle Radio’s MONOCLE 24 and India’s NDTV. She has appeared in the BBC (television) documentary Iranian Enough? and helped to write and co-present the BBC World Service’s three-part radio documentary Children of The Revolution. She was a major contributor to the BBC Radio Four series Escape from Tehran. She is now a regular presenter of BBC R4’s FOUR THOUGHT.
Her first book, THE CYPRESS TREE, was published in 2011. She is currently working on her next book, entitled LA BELLA FIGURA, about her experiences living la dolce vita in Florence, and finding both new ways to live and exploring new ways to love (with delicious waist-trimming, health-giving Italian recipes!). It is due to be published by Bloomsbury in the UK, Knopf in the US and Random House Canada in spring 2017.