Iranian representatives in Astrid Lindgren Award named

Publish Date : Wednesday 15 August 2018 - 20:07
IBNA- Two Iranian writers of children and young adults’ books Ali-Asghar Seyyedabadi ‎and Jamshid Khanian were selected to represent our country in Astrid Lindgren Memorial ‎Award.‎
According to IBNA correspondent, at a meeting held by Iranian Association of Children and Young Adults Writers on Tuesday to introduce the Iranian nominees for the award, Ali-Asghar Seyyedabadi and Jamshid Khanian were named for the contest.
Referring to the history of Astrid Lindgren Award, head of the Iranian Association of Children and Young Adults Writers Fereidoun Amouzadeh Khalili said: “Astrid Lindgren lived for over 90 years and left very valuable books for children and young adults.”

“With her compassionate view, she portrayed the problems, sufferings, needs and aspirations of children in her books and the Swedish Cultural Council established the award in 2002, when she passed away to cherish her memory,” he added.

“No Iranian writer has won the award. When the issue of national move and interest is concerned, all governmental and non-governmental institutes should work hand-in-hand to support our nominees in this contest.”

Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring ‘Pippi Longstocking’, ‘Emil i Lönneberga’, ‘Karlsson-on-the-Roof’, and ‘the Six Bullerby Children’ (or Children of Noisy Village), as well as the children's fantasy novels ‘Mio’, ‘My Son’, ‘Ronia the Robber's Daughter’, and ‘The Brothers Lionheart’. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author.  

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens mine in Swedish) is an international children's literary award which worth five million Swedish Krona, making it the richest award in children's literature and the one of the richest literary prizes in the world.
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