Kamin Mohammadi

a writer, journalist and broadcaster specialising in Iran

Kamin Mohammadi is an author, journalist, broadcaster and public speaker. Born in Iran, she and her family moved to the UK during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. As a journalist she has written for the British and international press including The Times, the Financial Times, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Condé Nast Traveller (UK and Italy), Psychologies, Donna Moderna (Italy), Men’s Health, The Sunday Times (UK), The Sunday Times of India, The Mail on Sunday, Virginia Quarterly Review and the Guardian 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 by the American Society of Magazine Editors in the US.

Kamin has also authored a book, THE CYPRESS TREE: A LOVE LETTER TO IRAN (Bloomsbury, 2011) which was published in Italy as MILLE FARFALLE NEL SOLE (Piemme Voci, Sept 2013). She has recently contributed an essay to the Italian anthology: PENSIERO MADRE (Neo Edizione, June 2016).

As a commentator, she has appeared on BBC Radio Four’s WOMAN'S HOUR, MIDWEEK, FRONT ROW, 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 the regular presenter of BBC R4’s FOUR THOUGHT.