Iranian writer Vafi to discuss literature in Germany

Publish Date : Tuesday 23 January 2018 - 19:14
IBNA- Winner of LiBeratur Literary Award 2017 for her novel ‘Tarlan’, Iranian writer Fariba Vafi will discuss literature in Frankfurt, Germany on January 27.
According to IBNA correspondent, the German publisher, Sujet which has released the German translation of ‘Tarlan’, an acclaimed novel by Fariba Vafi announced that this event is scheduled to be held in Frankfurt House of Literature on Saturday, January 27 at 6 p.m.
The Iranian author will make her speech along with three other woman writers which are: Laksmi Pamuntjak from Indonesia from Kenya; Claudia Pineiro from Argentina and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor from Kenya.
Every year, LiBeratur Literary award is presented by Litprom Foundation to a book on literature selected based on the votes given by its readers. The 2017 award was granted to Vafi for ‘Tarlan’ which was published in Persian 16 years ago. In 2015, the work was translated into German by Jutta Himmelreich and was later selected among 9 other nominees.
Tarlan’ is the story of a girl from Tabriz who decides to work as a policewoman. Accompanied by her friend Ra`na, she arrives in Tehran and enters the military school where after passing difficult training, they finally achieve their goal.  
Fariba Vafi was born in 1962 in Tabriz. Her first collection of stories was published titled ‘In Depth of the Stage’ in 1996 by Cheshmeh Publication, and her second collection titled ‘Even When We Laugh’ was published by Markaz Publishings in Tehran.
She has already won prestigious literary awards in Iran and her stories have been translated into different languages including English, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish and Japanese.
Litprom is a non-governmental foundation that works in collaboration with Frankfurt Book Fair and receives financial support from the German Government. It picks the best works published in Asia, Africa and Latin America every year to be translated into German and introduces them to German-speaking audiences making them acquainted with those works.
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