Meet Dezh

Dezh is an Afghan writer who’s been a refugee his whole life. His debut book for children will be published in Spring 2023 in the United States, followed by a second title in 2024.

Dezh is a trilingual educator currently living in Germany. He speaks English, German, and his native Persian, which he’s taught to refugee children aged six to twelve years old. He’s also led seminars in German for teens and young adults on social change, race, and the climate crisis.

With a background in computer science, Dezh is passionate about sustainable technology. Introducing young people to the possibility of a more equitable worldview brings him great joy.

Dezh’s story is one of resilience that inspires people, big and small, to overcome hardship with dignity and strength.

He is represented by Erzsi Deak at Hen&ink Literary. To book Dezh for speaking engagements, please contact his speaking agent Carmen Oliver.