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Our Mentors

Aty S. Behsam
This 2020, Aty S. Behsam is mentoring Young Adult
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Aty S. Behsam
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Aty is an Iranian writer, artist, translator, TEDx speaker, and a full-time writing mentor and teacher. She graduated in English Translation BA, and has been teaching writing and art for the past ten years, mentoring writers, story coaching, and judging in writing competitions. Aty introduced the first English Novel Writing classes in Iran, and is currently teaching the international standards of writing in her country. She has worked as an editorial assistant, cover artist, and art director. Aty is currently working on her manga, Daryan, and is the director and producer of one of Iran’s most popular podcasts, Yuri On RADIO. Aty has published short stories in the UK, has been a Pitch Wars mentor in the past couple of years, and was a Pitch Wars mentee with her novel Coup De Grâce.

Favorite Books

Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga) by Hiromu Arakawa
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020