Iranian author to attend Children’s Book Week in Stockholm
Iranian author Mohammad Reza Yousefi has been invited by the Stockholm International Library to attend the International Children’s Book Week, to take place in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
IBNA: For the 8th consecutive year, Stockholm International Library will hold Children’s Book Week from November 12-17, 2012.
The International Library–a department of the Stockholm Public Library which houses 129 languages and boasts over 220,000 titles–organizes the event.
Every year, the library invites four writers from various countries. This year Iranian author Mohammad Reza Yousefi alongside three other writers from Lithuania, Japan and Ukraine have been invited.
Talking about the cultural week's programs Farideh Khalatbari, manager of Shabaviz publications, said:" Since we send our books to the library, the center's officials know Iranian authors including Mohammad Reza Yousefi."
The book week will feature seminars, workshops and school visits in and around Stockholm. Participants include writers, librarians, educators and publishers as well as other groups involved with children’s literature.
Mohammad Reza Yousefi was born in Hamadan, Iran, in 1953. With over one hundred and fifty titles to his name, he is one of the most prolific authors of children's and young adult books in Iran.
He has received many prizes and a number of his texts have been adapted for children's and young people's theatre.
He has twice received the IBBY Diploma, and in 2000 was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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