Shabaviz wins Bologna New Horizons Award

18 Feb 2012 - 12:32

The New Horizons awards of Bologna 2012 announced Shabaviz Publicatinos as its final winner for Farideh Khalatbari's book "Misunderstanding" – a rewriting of an old Masnavi Ma'navi tale.

IBNA: For the fourth time in the history of Bologna Ragazzi Awards, Shabaviz Publicatinos wins the New Horizons Award for publishing a book titled 'Misunderstanding'. 

Farideh Khalatbari, manager of Shabaviz Publications, said: "Bologna Awards consists of four sections, one of which is called 'The New Horizons Award' that is usually granted to an innovative book that opens up a new creative way in children's book illustration." 

"The New Horizons Award is given to the publisher for all the activities made for best management of the writer's and the publisher's works," she added. 

This is the fourth time that Shabaviz has won the Bologna award. It received the first new Horizons Award in 2004 for the all its publications. 

In 2006, the book "Top Top Top" penned by Fatemeh Mashhadi Rostam and illustrated by Afra Nobahar won the New Horizons Award. 

Shabaviz also won the 2010 award for Hoda Haddadi's "Two Friends". 

Shabaviz has also won the 2012 Bologna Award for Farideh Khalatbari's rewriting of an old tale by Rumi in the book 'Misunderstanding'. The book is illustrated by Ali Boozari and its graphic design is done by Saeid Ensafi. 

The New Horizons Award will be awarded to Shabaviz on Monday – March 19, 2012 in Bologna.

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