Darius Sepehri is a writer and researcher at the University of Sydney, within the International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies program. He is currently examining relations between the European Renaissance and Islamic philosophy and texts, especially in the work of Italian philosopher Pico della Mirandola. His research experience and research interests are in Studies of Religion, Art History, Literature, Comparative Studies, Philosophy and the History of Philosophy. In 2017 he was awarded second place in the Australian Book Review’s Calibre Essay Prize for his essay ‘To Speak of Sorrow’. He is a Sydney Review of Books-Copyright Agency Emerging Critics fellow for 2017-2018.