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Author found dead in her West of Ireland home

Marsha Mehran was born in Iran and grew up in Argentina. Her death is not suspicious.

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A BESTSELLING AUTHOR has been found dead in her Irish home, reports say.

Gardaí said the body of a woman was discovered on 30 April and it was a sudden death.

The Irish Independent reports the body was that of Tehran-born author Marsha Mehran (36), who was found in her home in Lecanvey, Co Mayo.

No foul play is suspected.

It is believed Mehran was dead for more than a week before she was found.

Mehran was the author of the books Pomegranate Soup and Rosewater and Soda Bread. A third book was due out this year called The Margaret Thatcher School of Beauty.

Pomegranate Soup took inspiration from Mehran’s own life – it tells the story of the three Aminpour sisters who escape Iran during the Revolution in 1979 and settle in a small town in Co Mayo. There, they open a café called the Babylon Café.

Mehran’s own family left for Buenos Aires in Argentina during the Iranian Revolution. She later moved to Australia after her parents’ divorce.

She was previously married to an Irish man who she met in New York.

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