Ahmadreza Ahmadi, Farshid Mesghali nominated for Lindgren Award
Ahmadreza Ahmadi and Farshid Mesghali are this year's nominees for Astrid Lindgren Award (2013) chosen by IIDCYA.
IBNA: According to the Public Relations of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the IIDCYA selection committee that is one of the three nomination committees of Iran, chose Ahmadreza Ahmadi and Farshid Mesghali, two eminent figures in children's art and literature for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Award.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is an international children's literature award, established by the Swedish government in 2002 in honor of the Swedish children's books writer Astrid Lindgren, who passed away that year at age 92. The prize is awarded annually to an amount of five million SEK, making it the richest prize in the world for children's literature, and one of the overall richest literary prizes in the world.
The Astrid Lindgren Award may be awarded to writers, illustrators, narrators and/or promoters of reading whose work reflects the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. The object of the award is to increase interest in children’s and young people’s literature, and to promote children’s rights to culture on a global level. The 2012 Lindgren award was granted to Dutch author Guus Kuijer. He was born in 1942 and so far his books are converted to more than 10 world languages. Writers and artists from Austria, the United States, Brazil, England, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Palestine and the Netherlands have won the previous editions of the award.
The Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCY), Children's Book Council, and Children's Literature Research Center are in charge of presenting the Iranian nominees of the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Award.
Ahmadreza Ahmadi and Mostafa Rahmandoust were last year's Iranian nominees for the international award.
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