Zamin-e Sukhteh (The Scorched Earth) was published in the spring of 1982 in a limited 11,000 copies, with a second printing a year later of 22,000 copies. The three novels are a continuing saga set in Khuzistan during three important periods: The days of nationalization of oil in 1951, the aftermath of the coup d'état which brought the Shah back to the throne in late August 1953, and Iraq's invasion of Iran in 1980. In early 1990s Mahmoud published two collections of short stories: Didar (Visiting) 1990, Qesseh-ye Ashna (Familiar Tale) 1991, Az Mosafer Ta Tabkhal (From Passenger To Cold Sore) 1992, Madare-h Sefr Darejeh (Zero Degree Orbit) 1993, Adam-e Zendeh (The Live Human) 1997, and Derakht-e Anjir-e Ma'abed (The Fig Tree Of The Temples) 2000. Mahmoud's last book won the "golshiri's book prize" and garnered much acclaim. In memory of his brother who died in the Iran-Iraq war, he wrote "the burned ground".
Ahmad mahmoud Had a realist style of writing and was essentially a technical author. His book "the neighbours" was banned pre-revoloution and is also banned currently post-revoloution. Like many other writers in iran, his potential and abilities was wasted due to the heavy censores and lack of attention and the difficulty and Disrepectful ways that the government treated it's artist and is still treating them today. Mahmoud was also a member of "kanoon-e-nevisandegan-e-iran". Mahmoud died of respiratory failure in Tehran at the age of 71. Works Short story collections Mul (The Paramour), 1957 Darya Hanuz Aram Ast (The Sea Is Still Calm), 1960 Bihudegi (Uselessness), 1962 Za'eri Zir-e Baran (A Pilgrim In The Rain), 1967 Pesarak-e Bumi (The Little Native Boy), 1971 Gharibeh-ha (The Strangers), 1971 Didar (Visiting), 1990 Qesseh-ye Ashna (Familiar Tale), 1991 Az Mosafer ta Tabkhal (From Passenger To Cold Sore), 1992 Interviews Hekayat-e Hal (The Story Of My Condition Now), a long interview with Ahmad Mahmoud by Ms.
Lily Golestan, 1995 Novels Hamsayeh-ha (The Neighbors), 1974 Dastan-e Yek Shahr (Story Of One City), 1981 Zamin-e Sukhteh (The Scorched Earth), 1982 Madar-e Sefr Darajeh (The Zero Degree Orbit), 1993 Adam-e Zendeh (The Live Human), 1997 Derakht-e Anjir-e Ma'abed (The Fig Tree Of The Temples), 2000 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..