Lajevardi's first novel, Silent Witnesses, is "nearing completion" according to the event page, but it has already garnered a finalist slot in the 2013 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold contest. It tells the story not so much of the act of brutality at its center but of the three witnesses who stood by and did nothing when it happened. Told from each of these three characters' points of view over the two weeks following the incident, it explores the reasons for their failure to act and the irreversible consequences they suffer for it.
Lori deBoer, founder of the Boulder Writers' Workshop and also Lajevardi's writing coach, presents this interview with her in which they talk about the inspiration for the book, the struggle of writing it, and the author's writing process.
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How soon can we hope to read Silent Witnesses, and once it's complete, what's next for Lajevardi? Don't miss your chance to ask her on Sunday.