The extraordinary true story of one woman’s fight to survive following imprisonment by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
In September 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Convicted via a shadowy court process on wholly-unsubstantiated charges of espionage, Dr Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Incarcerated in Iran’s notorious Evin and Qarchak prisons for 804 days, including twelve months in solitary confinement, this is Kylie’s compelling account of her harrowing ordeal and fight for survival. Written with extraordinary insight, it is a story of courage and resilience, and is a powerful meditation on hope, solidarity and what it means to be free.
About the author
Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. With degrees from Melbourne and the University of Cambridge, Kylie speaks several Middle Eastern languages and has spent significant periods travelling and conducting academic research in the region. She was held as a hostage in Iran from September 2018 to November 2020 before being released in a prisoner exchange deal involving Australia, Iran and Thailand.