Date of Birth: 1983
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
B. E. in Industrial Engineering, System Analyzing
Deputy Head of Neyestan Book Publishing House (Tehran- Iran)
-Recipient of an Excellent Award from “The Season Book Festival” for authoring the book “The Stars which are not very Far”
-Recipient of “The Quranic Stories Festival Award “ for authoring the book “Falling in love at the time of inscriptions”
-Recipient of an Excellence Award from “The Children and Adolescents Festival” for authoring the book “What if the Snowman Won’t Melt?”
-Recipient of a national award from “The Iranian Young Festival” for authoring the book “Season of Laylas’ Loves”
Author of 8 Books in Persian Language;
– “The Stars that are Not very Far” (12 short stories)
– “Love at the Time of Epigraphs” (9 short stories)
– “What if the Snowman Won’t Melt?” (Picture Book)
– “ Season of Love for Leilas” (A novel)
– “Angels have no stories” (14 short stories)
– “Nim Man Boogh” (Half Man Horn)
-Holding an Individual expo with 25 artworks in conceptual art style, Iran 2005
-Holding 10 workshops on western and Iranian art and story writing methods for young writers and college students, Iran 2008-2012
Date of Birth: 1966
Place of Birth: Karaj, Iran
Studied Electrical Engineering and Social Sciences at the university, Tehran, Iran
MA in Anthropology
He has written more than 10 novels and a number of articles in the field of his studies and most of all a handful of War Memoires
Date of Birth: 1959
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
BA in Theology, Islamic Azad University
He has been working as a journalist and reporter in “Etela’at” newspaper for twelve years. He has been the editor -in chief and writer of a popular radio show; “At the end of the night” and the deputy editor of “People & Cinema” magazine. His books include “Showing in the ash” (war stories collection, 1990), “The Revenge in the Camp”, 1991”, the novel “Immortal” 2009, the novel “The Spoil” 2010 and the novel “Scorching Plains” 2011. He has published many literary reviews and articles about the modern literature of Germany, South America, France and Iran in various magazines.
He is a screenwriter, and a member of House of Cinema and Iranian screenwriter’s club. He has also been the director for several art and literature festivals and awards including: Tehran’s literary festivals, “Iran-e ma” nationwide poem festival and “Tanz-e Tehran” nationwide festival.
He is the winner of “The first Holy Defense Art and Literature Festival 1988 and his novel “Immortal” has won the 3rd Jalal Al Ahmad Literary Award in 2010 and was praised in Iran’s Book of the Year 2010.
Date of Birth: 1965
Place of Birth: Ardebil, Iran
Mohammadreza Bayrami was born in 1965 in northwestern Iran in a village at the foot of Sabalan Mountain, where the two stories in this collection, as well as many of his other stories, take place. He is the author of more than 30 novels and collections of short stories, which have won him many literary prizes.
Date of Birth: 1940
Place of Birth: Kerman, Iran
Ahmadreza Ahmadi, a well-known poet and writer for children, was born in Kerman in south-eastern Iran in 1940. When he was seven years old, his family left Kerman to settle in Tehran. Ahmadi completed his high-school education at the celebrated Dar al-Funun Institute.
His first collection of poems was published in 1962, which immediately attracted the attention of both poets and critics. Characteristic of his poetry is the particular linguistic effect he creates in melding poetic and prose structures. His poems have been translated into many different languages such as Arabic, Armenian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.
He joined The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, referred to simply as the KANOON in Tehran and was active in it from 1970 to 1979 as the director of audio productions, doing pioneering work in producing superior quality multimedia versions of classical and modern Persian poetry, classical, modern, and folk music, and children’s stories.
Ahmadi published his first work for children entitled, I Have Something to Say That Only Children Can Believe, through Kanoon in 1969. As soon as the book appeared, it was strongly attacked by censors, its distribution prohibited, and tragically most of the copies destroyed by the government. Ahmadi, who strongly opposed the despotic and totalitarian rule of the monarchy, continued to write for children despite having no chance of seeing his works published.
His works started to be published again from 1985 and continue to be published to date. He is recognized as the pioneer of surrealism in children’s literature in Iran and has received awards and recognition for several of his works in Iran. In 2009 Ahmadi was awarded The Flying Pen, a prestigious national recognition for his contribution to children’s literature.
Ahmadreza Ahmadi has been nominated for two prestigious awards … the shortlist for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Prize , and also for The 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Date of Birth: 1960
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
Renowned author Seyed Mehdi Shojaee was born in 1960 in Tehran. He is famous for his outstanding books on religious themes.
After obtaining his high school diploma in mathematics, Shojaee entered Dramatic Arts Faculty where he was conferred a bachelor’s degree in dramatic literature. Simultaneously, he studied political sciences at Tehran University’s Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. Shojaee, however, left his studies unfinished.
Later, he began experiencing writing in different literary styles. At 20, his first works were published as books and in newspapers. He worked as the cultural editor of the Persian daily Jomhouri-e Eslami for about eight years and editor-in-chief of the monthly Sahifeh for eight years.
During 1986-96, Shojaee served as the juror at various festivals such as Fajr International Film Festival, Fajr International Theater Festival and International Children Film Festival.
Shojaee authored a number of plays and scripts. He has translated and written over 100 books for children and young adults.
During the years 1986 to 1996, he has been the Jury Member of Fajr Int’l Film Festival, Isfahan Int’l Festival of Film & Video for Children & Young Adults, Fajr Int’l Theatre Festival, and National Press Festival. He is also an Iranian cinema & theatre critic. He was member of the Board of Directors of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults for some years.
He founded Neyestan Book Publishing House in 1987 aiming to publish the works of contemporary writers and poets.
He has written a play script on the life of Martyr Mostafa Chamran for a TV series as well as a play script about Hazrat-e Yousef (Joseph) for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Among other scripts authored by Shojaee are “Badouk,“ ,“Father,“ (directed by Majid Majidi) and “Bat’s Eye.“
Some of his religious writings include “Sun in Veil,“ “Father, Love and Son,“ and “The Berthed Ship,“ “Two Pigeons,“ “Two Windows.“
“Santamaria“ (Saint Mary) ,“Unpublishable“ & “Democracy or Demcrashing” are among his most acclaimed books.
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