IBNA- Noted Iranian author Houshang Moradi Kermani and the mobile libraries of Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCY) have been introduced by the center to run for Astrid Lindgren Prize 2020.
According to IBNA correspondent coaching from the public and international relations department of the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, it’s the third time that Houshang Moradi Kermani and the mobile libraries of ICIDCY are introduced for this prize.
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 one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The Swedish award meant for promoting children’s and young adults literature all across the world.
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.
In our country the nominees are introduced by ICIDCY, Iran’s Council of Children Books, Research Institute of Children’s Literature History and Iranian Writers Association. The award is competed by nominees from over 60 countries.