"A Vital Killing" is a highly acclaimed collection of Iranian short war stories by Ahmad Dehghan, one of several writers who fought in the Iran-Iraq War. As these glimpses of war are works of fiction inspired by actual events, this clear narrative will indulge a veteran in reminiscence of his youth. The moving short story from which this collection derives its name is also the basis for an Iranian feature film.
Ahmad Dehghan was born in 1966. He holds a Master's Degree in Anthropology from Islamic Azad University. His first novel, Journey To Heading 270 Degrees was published in 1996. Two years later, this novel was chosen as one of the selections in Twenty Years of Story Writing. Later, this novel was chosen as one of the selections in Twenty Years of Lasting Literature. He has written scholarly articles in his field of Anthropology, as well as editorials on memoir writing, especially memoir writing on the subject of the Iran-Iraq War. Ahmad Dehghan's books have been translated into many of the world's languages. Ahmad Dehghan's works: Mission Accomplished, Moments of Anxiety, The Final Days, The Stars of Shalamcheh, Journey to Heading 270 Degrees, Four Men Patrol Incursion, A Vital Killing, The Lookout, and Prowling the Enemy Soil