IBNA- Visiting the 56th Bologna Children Book Fair (BCBF), Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Javadi stated that his organization will help Iranian writers and illustrators to attend the next audition of BCBF.
Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Javadi asserted that producing appropriate books for children and young adults demands special expertise and here, Bologna Children's Book Fair has gathered the largest groups of writers, illustrators and publishers of books of this genre.
“So this event, provides a good opportunity for Iranian activists of children and young adults books to acquire the latest information and experiences in this field and become familiar with the works of their foreign counterparts,” he said.
“Some countries such as the Netherlands have remarkable and impressive works of children and young adults literature which manifest so much creativity and innovation. By seeing the books showcased in this fair, we realize why some countries have tended to prefer translating foreign books into their own languages,” Javadi noted.
On Iran’s participation at the 56 Bologna children book fair, Javadi said: “In coordination with Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, our stand in this event hosts four Iranian publishers of children and young adults books and a literary agency. However, we hope to pave the way for more active participation in the next edition of this event.