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Savušun is a Persian novel by Iranian female writer Simin Daneshvar. The story is about the life of a family in Shiraz faced to the occupation of Iran during World War II. Savušun has sold over five hundred thousand copies in Iran. Being translated to English and 16 other languages, this modern novel has been highly acclaimed in magazines and press such as USA Today and Kirkus Reviews.

Daneshvar's strong knowledge and creative imagination have made Savušun one of the most influential modern works written in Persian. Daneshvar has used folklore and myth in writing Savušun.

Linguistically, savušun is a corruption of Siyâvašun, which refers to the traditional mourning for Siyâvaš, a hero in the Šâhnâme.