About the Author

Howard Lee
Blurbarian Since August 2008
Name Howard Lee
My Web Site www.jamshid.gb.com
Location NJ, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Author
My Bio Howard Lee grew up in Kenya before moving to the UK. His lifelong fascination with Persia (Iran) began when he first met his Persian wife in London University. Lee wrote and illustrated “Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light” after a visit to Persepolis, in Iran. He was inspired by the sight of his son Daniel gazing through the same windows as the biblical Daniel may have looked through, some 2500 years ago. For the novel Lee blended his personal observations in Persepolis and elsewhere in Iran with historical research and memories of long African ‘safaris’.

After favourable reviews, Howard Lee was awarded a Persian Golden Lioness Award for Best Children’s Book in Budapest, Hungary, in 2006.

Lee now lives in New Jersey USA, with his wife and two sons, where his family commitments are combined with writing and painting, as well as work in the community, including lecturing about Ancient Persia and Iranian heritage.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
"Rostam, Tales from the Shahnameh" A kid-friendly comic book series rendition this classic text.
"Rostam, Return of the King" The sequel.
"Gilgamesh: A New English Version" - A very readable version of this oldest of stories. Note the first chapter is quite raunchy!
"Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings" Don't be put off by the width of this book! This is crammed full of tales of battles and treachery, fantastic creatures and and heroes like Rostam, Jamshid, and even Alexander the "Great".
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
"Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light"