He got tortured in the prisons of the Shah; he got tortured in the prisons of the pious Ayatollahs. He's one of the greatest living Iranian authors.
Read what wikepedia has to tell about Mahmud Doulatabadi.
After all, some of his best works have been translated into German.
And where are, f.e. the English publishers/ translators?
Ah, yes. The biography f.e. of a lady-star who proudly claims she's never read a book promises to sell better, hm?