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Writers , Poet and play writers inspired by the Bench


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Interview with Esfandiar Ahmadi for Radio 4 – by Rachel Shelly 

Esfandiar was involved in the Memorial Bench of his best friend “Parviz Owsia” an Iranian writer who died in 16 Feb1993. The following poem   is the Written on the Memorial Bench of Parviz Owsia in Hampstead Heath (bottom of the Parliament Hill toward Mixed Bathing Pond. This poems inspired many writers and poets and play writers. Esfandiar explore more of his life and his poetry. The list of people who have been interviewed all inspired by this bench and the poem are included the bestseller writer and prize winner

1-  S J Watson (Before I go to sleep)


·         Winner of the 2011 Crime Writer's Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger[10]

·         Winner of the Galaxy National UK Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year, 2011[11]

·         Winner of the Dutch Crimezone Debut of the Year, 2012[12]

·         Winner of the French SNCF Prix du Polar prize for best Crime Novel, 2012[13]

·         Winner of the Crimefest Audible Sounds of Crime Award for Best Unabridged Audiobook, 2012 (read by Susannah Harker)[14]



2-  the poet Benjamin Zaphaniah- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Zephaniah




3- and the Play writer Susan Jane Harrisons

Based on Shahnameh (The kings letters) Persian Epic written by the Poet Fordosi and the story of


Cúchulainn kills his son (An Irish a legend story)





Aplay directed by Delyth Jones



Start 23 Jun 2016 (RADA Festival) RADA GBS Theatre Malet St. WC1E






I was born tomorrow

Today I live

Yesterday killed me

Parviz Owsia –Iranian Writer


Before I Go To Sleep

S. J. Watson


It became both a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 40 languages .... «I was born tomorrow, today I live, yesterday killed me». Parviz Owsia .... The truthful answer is that when I was writing Before I Go to Sleep I spent my time ... I was too busy trying to get the book to work – to make sense and be ...


Before I Go To Sleep

S. J. Watson

4.035  73 прочитали, 71 хотят прочитать

ISBN: 0-85752-017-2
Год издания:
 Doubleday (UK), HarperCollins (US) 

Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.
And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.



Benjamin Zaphaniah- poet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Zephaniah





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