Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah
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Kader Abdolah in October 2008
Born (1954-11-12) 12 November 1954 (age 65)
Arak, Iran
LanguageDutch, Persian
Alma materUniversity of Teheran

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Kader Abdolah is a Dutch author who was born in Iran.

Kader Abdolah was born Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani (Persian: حسین سجادی قائم‌مقامی فراهانی) in Arak, Iran. Since 1988 he has lived in the Netherlands.

His books are often written in Dutch. He adds ideas from Persian literature. He wrote "De reis van de lege flessen", "The journey of the empty bottles". The book is about an Iranian who goes to live in the Netherlands. "The House of the Mosque" was voted second best Dutch novel ever in Holland. "My Father's Notebook: A Novel of Iran" and "The House of the Mosque" are available in English.

Honours and awards


  1. "Kader Abdolah – De koning en de kraai". Nederlandse Grondwet (in Dutch). Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  2. "Kader Abdolah "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres"". French Embassy in The Hague. Retrieved 2013-09-22.