Ahmad Shamlou (December 12, 1925 – July 24, 2000) (Persian: احمد شاملو) or Shamlou was a Persian poet, writer and journalist. In 1954, he was arrested. He was freed in 1955. Shamlou published more than seventy books. He wrote short stories, novels, plays, essays and poems. He died in Tehran and was buried in Karaj.