Iranian author nominated for Christian Andersen Award
Publish Date : Saturday 20 January 2018 - 20:16
IBNA- Iranian author of books for children and young adults Farhad Hassanzadeh has been nominated for Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018.
According to IBNA
correspondent, Hassanzadeh who is the representative of The Children’s Book Council of Iran
for the award will compete with writers from ۤFrance, Japan, Switzerland and New Zealand and the winner will be named in Bologna International Book Festival 2018. He was nominated by the Council for “his life achievement in the field of writing for children and young adults.
Hans Christian Andersen Award
is granted every other year by International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY
) which recognize lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature.
The Author's Award has been given since 1956 and the Illustrator's Award since 1966. The Award consists of a gold medal and a diploma, presented at a festive ceremony during the biennial IBBY Congress. The only Iranian who has received this award is the celebrated illustrator Farshid Mesghali
and a number of Iranian writers such as Houshang Moradi Kermani
were already been nominated for the Author's Award.
Earlier, Hassanzadeh had pointed out that taking consideration of the children tormented by war, child labor, children in care of bad guardians as well as addressing the issues that have not been paid much attention to in the works of children and young adults are among the reasons that gained the interest of critics and experts to nominate him as a candidate for this award.