Winners of Flying Turtle Awards named
Publish Date : Saturday 2 March 2019 - 18:17
IBNA- The annual Iranian Flying Turtle Awards for children books were granted to the winners at a ceremony held in Tehran's Book City Institute on Wednesday.
According to IBNA
correspondent, Flying Turtle Awards are granted to the best writers of children books in Iran at a ceremony which has been organized by the Book City Institute and the Quarterly of Children’s Literature Studies.
The organizers presented Silver Flying Turtles to three books during the ceremony attended by writers, illustrators and translators, Tehran Times reported.
‘Padishkhwargar 3’, a five-volume series by Arman Aryan that contains stories inspired by Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrian, won one of the awards.
Another Silver Flying Turtle went to a Persian translation of New York-based writer Brendan Wenzel’s ‘They All Saw a Cat’ by Kaivan Abidi Ashtiani.
A Persian translation of Swiss author Lorenz Pauli’s ‘Pass Auf Mich Auf’ (Take Care of Me) by Negin Katal was also honored with a Silver Flying Turtle. The book has been published with its original illustrations by Mirjam Zedelius.
The jury panel in a statement released for this year’s edition announced that after seven years of judging, children books have been facing a new situation that needs to be seriously taken into consideration.
“One can hardly find a book by a Persian author written over the past year, which can easily have the honor to win a Flying Turtle Award,” the jury said in a statement.
“Is the status of translation better? We are sorry to say that the translation does not differ with book compilation, and finding a book which enjoys good quality has been hard,” they added.
In addition, writer Hushang Moradi Kermani and illustrator Mehrnoush Ma’soumian were honored with Flying Turtle Special Medals for their lifetime achievements.