IBNA- Iran’s Council of Children Books named the nominees of our country for Astrid Lindgren Prize 2021 in three categories of authors, illustrators and reading promoters.
According to an announcement made by Iran’s Council of Children Books, in the category of authors Jamshid Khanian; in the category of illustrators Farshid Shafi’ee and in the category of reading promoters Abdul-Hakim Bahar have been nominated for the 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 Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCY), Iran’s Council of Children Books, Research Institute of Children’s Literature History and Iranian Association of Children and Young Adult Books Writers. The award is competed by nominees from over 60 countries.