This is a definitive guide to the life and work of Jall al-Din Rumi. Franklin D. Lewis's text considers not just the man, but also his times, his legacy, and his role in a changing world.
My publications include translations from Persian of a novel:
Things We Said Today by Zoya Pirzad (Oneworld, 2012) and modern stories and poems by various Iranian authors, including the book In a Voice of Their Own: A Collection of Stories by Iranian Women written since the Revolution of 1979, with Farzin Yazdanfar (Mazda Publishers, 1996), as well as translations in several other collections (such as Black Parrot, Green Crow - Golshiri; Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology). I re-edited, with Hassan Javadi, the two volumes of A.J. Arberry's Mystical Poems of Rumi for a corrected one-volume edition (University of Chicago Press, 2009). My own book of literary translations of Rumi's poetry appeared as Rumi: Swallowing the Sun (Oneworld, 2007).
My research about classical Persian literature, Sufi and Baha'i thought appear in various book chapters (ReOrientations/ Arabic and Persian Poetry, ed. Suzanne Stetkevych - Indiana University Press, 1996; Reason and Revelation: New Directions in Baha'i Thought, ed. Seena Fazel and Johnn Danesh, Kalimat Press, 2002; Search for Values: Ethics in Baha'i Thought, Kalimat 2004; Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, ed. Ali Asghar Seyed Gohrab - Brill 2012; Converging Zones: Perisan Literary Tradition and the Writing of History, ed. Wali Ahmadi - Mazda 2012) and in several encyclopedias (Encyclopaedia Iranica, Encyclopedia of the Modern Muslim World, Encyclopedia of the Qur'ān, the Encyclopedia of Religion, Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought).
Books: with Heshmat Moayyad, I translated and annotated a hagiographical account of a popular Sufi saint of 12th century Khorasan, The Colossal Elephant and His Spiritual Feats: Shaykh Ahmad-e Jām (Mazda, 2004). And with Sunil Sharma, I edited The Necklace of the Pleiades: Studies in Persian Literature and Culture (Rozenberg / Purdue University Press, 2007 and republished Amsterdam University Press, 2010).
My study, Rumi: Past and Present, East and West (Oxford: Oneworld) received the BRSMES (British-Kuwaiti Friendship award) for the best book published in the United Kingdom in the field of Middle Eastern Studies in 2000 (translations of this book have been published in Iran, Turkey and Denmark, and a revised updated edition was published in 2008 commemorating the 800th anniversary of Rumi's birth).