IBNA- Coming-of-age novel 'The Queen's Gambit' (1983) by the late American novelist and short story writer Walter Tevis- whose works have appealed to filmmakers- has been published in Persian.
Eminent Canadian-Sri Lankan author and poet Michael Ondaatjeis has said about this novel: “It is a book I reread every few years- for the pure pleasure and skill of it. 'The Queen's Gambit' has been translated into Persian by Niki Farkhoui and released by Shoma Publishing in 473 pages and 1000 copies.
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control.
By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
Three of six novels by Walter Stone Tevis (1928-1984) were adapted into major films: ‘The Hustler’, ‘The Color of Money’ and ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’. Furthermore, his books have been translated into at least 18 languages. 'The Queen's Gambit' was also adapted into a period drama miniseries in 2020.