Forty Nights

Forty Nights is Pirooz’s debut novel. Spanning continents and centuries, Forty Nights is a tale of the ongoing effects of dispossession and dislocation – a struggle humankind has faced long into its past. Ultimately it is the story of finding home, wherever that might be.
Forty Nights was published in July 2022 and is available on and your local bookseller. Forty Nights is also available as an audiobook. 
Forty Nights is long listed for the Miles Franklin Award 2023. 

From left to right: Emily Bitto, Claire G Coleman, Pirooz, Akuch Kuol Anyieth 

From left to right: Claire G Coleman and Pirooz

From left to right: Pirooz, Claire G Coleman and Emily Cook behind the lectern 


From Left to right: Janine Mikosza, Pirooz, Emily Bitto 

Photography: Mardi Hirst